Adroit Canada and Al Amir Foods invest in Jebel Ali agri-terminal

DP World UAE has announced the signing of two new development projects with multinational agricultural processors, strengthening the F&B cluster and capabilities at Jebel Ali in Dubai.

The new integrated berthing facilities will increase year-round availability and production of major cereals and pulses. The concessions with Adroit Canada and Al Amir Foods at Jebel Ali Port will provide a reliable, consistent and secure agricultural value chain in the region.

The signing ceremony was attended by Abdullah bin Damithan, CEO and managing director of DP World UAE and Jafza; Yogesh Raipuria, CEO of Adroit Canada; Yasin Abdul Majid Ranani, managing director of Al Amir Foods; and other officials from the organisations.

DP World UAE’s food and agriculture terminal at Jebel Ali Port has positioned Dubai as a key gateway for global trade in the F&B sector. Thanks to double-digit growth in exports, Dubai’s foreign food trade has increased by 11% year-on-year to AED57 billion in 2021, up from AED51.4 billion in 2020.

The facilities, with an estimated investment of AED 200 million, will have a unique ecosystem for bulk silo storage and agricultural processing. DP World is also investing in the most versatile and technologically advanced automated grain and pulses handling and processing systems as part of the project. The facilities, scheduled to be operational in two years’ time, will be expanded in phases.

DP World’s unique ability to provide infrastructure, communications and services as a facilitator of global trade is reflected in its development vision. The agro complexes will contribute to the economic growth of Dubai and further strengthen Jebel Ali’s position as a regional trading hub.

The facilities are expected to generate more than AED 900 million in annual trade, contributing to Dubai’s strategic plan to increase foreign trade to AED 2 trillion. With the presence of Jebel Ali Port and Jafza, businesses will benefit significantly from multimodal connectivity, reduced logistics costs, a seamless business environment and access to more than 3.5 billion consumers. Both facilities will be built on a nearly 100,000 sq m berth site, where the companies have leased an area of 61,000 sq m. The project consists of an integrated agro-warehouse and processing facility.

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