Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands accompanied by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, the chairman of DP World, was taken on a tour of the company's flagship Jebel Ali terminal in the Port in Dubai, as part of her state visit to the UAE, according to the Shipping Gazette.
They discussed the expanding investment and trade relations binding the UAE and the Netherlands, where DP World is developing a new container terminal at Maasvlakte 2 in partnership with four shipping lines and the Port of Rotterdam.
A statement from the port developer and operator said the Queen inspected Dubai Port's state-of-the-art facilities and was briefed on the gate automation and other ongoing initiatives to improve operational efficiencies.
Said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: "The UAE and the Netherlands have enjoyed enduring, two-way trade flow for decades and we believe that DP World's partnership with the Port of Rotterdam in the Maasvlakte 2 project will further enhance these relations."
Maasvlakte 2 will have a 1,900-metre-long quay with a depth of 20 metres. In addition, it will have a 550-metre quay for inland shipping and feeder vessels.