Statement on DP World Berbera Incident Berbera, Somaliland
September 6, 2019 - Written by admin

Berbera (Saxilnews)-Media Release
Statement on DP World Berbera Incident Berbera, Somaliland – 06 September 2019: DP World confirms that an incident occurred at its DP World Berbera container terminal at 16:39 on Thursday, 05 September. A Mobile Harbour Crane caught fire at the terminal. DP World emergency response teams and two fire engines immediately responded to the incident and were able to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries or deaths, or damage to cargo as a result of this incident. The affected crane and the immediate area of the incident has been secured and the location was made safe for all staff to operate. Operations at DP World Berbera are unaffected and continue as usual. The safety of employees and contractors is the priority at all DP World facilities. Therefore, DP World has launched an investigation together with local authorities to establish the cause of this incident and will take appropriate measures to prevent a reoccurrence. DP World would like to thank the Berbera authorities for their support to the DP World emergency response teams and quick response to ensure the safety of all staff and property. -End- For DP World media enquiries, please contact: Awad Mustafa, Middle East and Africa Communications Manager DP World Tel: +971 054185485 Hakam Kherallah, Media Relations Manager DP World Tel: +971 505522610 Follow DP World on: Twitter: LinkedIn:
About DP World: DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions. We have a portfolio of over 150 operations in over 45 countries across six continents, with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to both the economy and society. Our dedicated team of more than 46,000 employees from 120 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow. Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than 50% of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled 71.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 91 million TEU is expected to rise in line with market demand. By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, DP World aims to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

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