His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World, was been inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in the US, in recognition of his visionary contributions to the maritime industry.
The Board of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey, which instituted the Hall of Fame in 1994, conferred the honour on Bin Sulayem at a gala ceremony marking the 19th annual International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards in New York in the presence of hundreds of top level industry representatives.
The International Maritime Hall of Fame Award is conferred on visionaries of the 21st Century who through excellence in their company, organisation and services exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking in the maritime industry.
Bin Sulayem said: “I view this award as recognition of the contribution of Dubai and the UAE to the maritime world and, through the maritime world, to global trade.
“In many ways, Dubai and the UAE are a microcosm of a much wider picture that shows what visionary leadership, hard work, and a belief in the benefits that trade – and the relationships forged through trade links – can bring.