PRINCE William, Duke of Cambridge, has paid a visit to DP World ‘s London Gateway Port. He hailed the state-of-the-art facility, which was constructed to the highest quality and standards, and commended the port’s role in transforming UK infrastructure and economy.
Prince William underscored that DP World ‘s contribution to the development of the ports and logistics industry in the UK adds value to the solid partnership and ties between the UAE and UK.
Accompanied by the Chairman and CEO of DP World , Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and London Gateway’s top officials, Prince William toured the facility.
British Conservative MP and former leader of The House of Commons, and Chairman of United for Wildlife’s International Taskforce William Hague joined Prince William in the tour, where they closely learned about the steps taken by DP World to fight criminal wildlife trafficking. The visit was to mark an agreement signed by operator DP World at Buckingham Palace committing the leaders of the global transportation industry to fight against damage to wildlife.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said: "We were very pleased to welcome such esteemed guests to our London Gateway facility and show the ways in which we are helping to grow global trade whilst simultaneously helping to stamp out the illegal global trade in wildlife products.
" DP World is proud to be an original member of the United for Wildlife Taskforce and I am delighted that other leading international businesses have joined us today in signing these commitments.
"This is a landmark moment in the fight to save some of the world’s most endangered species. As a global ports operator we have an important role to play as a sustainable business, in partnership with customs authorities, in eradicating this morally reprehensible activity.
"Our successful experience in developing and running London Gateway Port is a notable milestone in DP World ‘s portfolio. We look forward to investing more at the port and its logistics centre."
The location of the DP World London Gateway Port, which has 16 million consumers within 50 miles, enables imports to enter the UK closer to where the goods will be consumed.