Dubai, UAE- (October 12th, 2015):- DP World today became the first strategic partner member of the Algerian Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Created recently by Algerian business leaders, the Council operates as part of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and aims to enhance economic cooperation, trade and commerce between Algeria and the UAE. A delegation from the Council comprising Chairman Mr. Salah Eddine Noubli, Vice Chairman Mr. Amine Staali, General Secretary Prof. Sid Ahmed Benraouane, and Chair of the working group in transport and logistics Mr. Abdelhak Attalah, visited today October 12th, 2015 DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem at the global marine terminal operator’s headquarters in Jebel Ali, Dubai, and presented the Council membership certificate. Welcoming DP World as a member of the council, Eng. Salah Eddine Noubli, Chairman of the Algerian Business Council, said:
“Our role is to help companies identify business opportunities and support their market entry strategy in Algeria and the UAE. We consider DP World, which already has important investments and operations in Algeria, as an important partner in our venture. They have the knowledge and the capacity to drive business relations between Algeria and the UAE. We welcome them as our first strategic partner member and we are looking forward to this partnership.” His Excellency, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman, said: “We thank the Algerian Business Council for their trust in DP World as a partner capable of driving business between Algeria and the UAE. Algeria is an important part of our African network where we can add value for our customers. We continue to invest in our existing terminals in Algeria to enhance their efficiencies by expanding capacity in line with market demand, developing the skills and expertise of our employees, equipment and infrastructure. We are ready to share our expertise and that of Dubai in supporting the economic growth and development of the country.” The Algerian Business Council in Dubai and Northern Emirates organizes on Wednesday 14 October 2015 an important event on transports and logistics in Algeria. “Investing In Transports and Logistics in Algeria: Opportunities and Challenges” is the topic of a one day seminar that will take place in Dubai and is expected to draw an important crowd of investors and business leaders interested in developing business and trade relations in the Algerian sector of transport, logistics, and port management platforms. The Algerian Business Council in Dubai and Northern Emirates organizes held its official ceremony to celebrate the launch of the council as a new institution that helps its members learn about business opportunities in the UAE and in Algeria. Attended by his Excellency Ambassador Salah Attia, Ambassador of Algeria in the UAE, and his Excellency Consul General Abdelkarim Belouassa, Consul General of Algeria in Dubai, the launch drew prominent business leaders in Dubai and was an opportunity for attendees to learn about the Algerian market. ABOUT THE ALGERIAN BUSINESS COUNCIL The Algerian Business Council in Dubai & Northern Emirates is a non-profit organization that operates under auspices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. It aims at enhancing business and economic cooperation between Algeria and Dubai, and promote trade and investment opportunities for companies with business interest in the two countries. For more information please contact info@algerianBC.com. ABOUT DP WORLD DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents(1), including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2014, DP World handled 60 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units). With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.