DUBAI -- A delegation of academics from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, has visited the DP World headquarters to research the company's growth as a global trade enabler and to witness operations first-hand at its flagship Jebel Ali Port.

Following a tour of the port, the group met DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem to discuss the company's partnership with the Dubai government and understand how the business has grown into a major trade enabler on every continent.

The team was keen to learn about DP World's strategy for attracting and retaining top talent, as well as its future business plans.

Bin Sulayem said, "Every day at DP World is spent creating value for all our stakeholders, and our earnings surpassed the US$1 billion mark this year for the first time. Global ports are realising the benefits of interconnectivity, multi-modal transport links and technological advancements. Dedicated industrial and logistics facilities adjacent to ports mean that customers do not have to haul cargo hundreds of kilometres once unloaded, and this is a model we are applying elsewhere in our network.

"The support of our leaders in Dubai and the UAE has also been key to our success, where we've worked in partnership to become a leading global trade hub. Similarly, our partnerships with governments around the world have helped us connect them to international markets and drive economic prosperity for the benefit of all," he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency