Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World, recently met with Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the President of Mali, to discuss ways to develop the country’s trade and logistics sectors.
According to a press release, DP world’s electronic customs processes at its flagship Jebel Ali Port and Freezone will be replicated in Mali.
Sulayem, said: “Mali has a long history of trade in gold and agricultural products and though landlocked, it can use its 1,800 kilometres of inland waterways such as the Niger River to connect local farmers and businesses to international markets.”
“We have the experience of operating in 40 countries in a wide variety of locations including the management of coastal terminals, inland container depots (ICD’s) and moving cargo on rivers. Our experience in the development of infrastructure and multi-modal transport is proving of value to governments in Africa as they seek to develop the trading capacity of their economies,” he said.