Dubai – Sunday 21 April 2019: Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management carried out around 766,000 customs transactions and made 30 seizures during the 1st quarter of 2019.
The strategic customs management, which performs all customs operations of Jebel Ali Port; the largest marine terminal in the Middle East and the flagship facility of DP World's portfolio of over 65 marine terminals across six continents, showcased its latest achievements to the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih during his evening visit to the center. During the visit Musabih met with Yousef Al Hashimi, Director of Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management and the management's employees.
“It's no surprise Jebel Ali Customs Center has achieved remarkably in the first quarter, thanks to their highly trained staff and sophisticated devices and equipment,” said Musabih” They thwarted a number of smuggling attempts as part of their role and vision of protecting society and sustaining economic growth.”
The center performed around 2.83 million customs transactions, dealt with 569,000 containers, and made 84 seizures. Major drug seizures included 10 million tramadol pills, 5 million captagon pills, 13 kilo grams of cocaine and 25,700 kg of cannabis seeds.
The center has recently applied a smart inspection system which is more effective in organizing the flow of containers and tracking them. Goods entry and exit permits and paying their fees have been automated to save time and effort. Thefull X-ray container detection system, the first of its kind in the world can deal with 150 containers per hour.
“These achievements and this high level of readiness at the Jebel Ali Customs Center Management supports our preparations at Dubai Customs for the upcoming EXPO 2020. Exhibitors and companies will be surprised by the seamless system and services in offer for them. This again is synonymous with Dubai and its great efforts in embracing very promising projects like the Dubai Silk Road and in fulfilment of the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”