Recognised by global community of project management professionals
Dubai Customs has been named the ‘Best PMO in the World 2020’ at the PMO Global Awards organised by the PMO Global Alliance, the leading global community of project management professionals.
The award recognises the consistent international standards and exceptional project management practices maintained by Dubai Customs.
The PMO Global Awards is the world’s largest professional award for Project Management Offices, their organisations and leaders.
Dubai Customs outclassed government departments and private companies worldwide to win the prestigious global honour.
With 125 projects worth $95 million implemented between 2007 and 2019, Dubai Customs has demonstrated outstanding standards in implementing projects as part of its vision to protect society and promote economic development.
The award was announced during the PMO Global Alliance’s annual award ceremony held virtually on 29 October that featured the participation of delegates from across the world.
Commenting on the latest global recognition, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation said: “We have implemented comprehensive development plans that integrate global project management best practices.
"This achievement reflects the important role Dubai Customs plays in advancing projects in the country and raising our nation’s standing in the global customs sector.
"The UAE’s high levels of excellence have been validated by its top ranking in the Middle East and fifth ranking globally in the WCO’s World Competitiveness Index.”
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs said: "About 80% of the UAE’s external trade goes through Dubai. Advanced technologies and skilled teams enable Dubai Customs to conduct over 40,000 customs transactions a day, while also maintaining border security and facilitating trade activity.
"Dubai Customs is currently working on the Cross Border e-Commerce Project, which is expected to reduce cost of e-commerce transactions by 20% and raise e-commerce activity through Dubai by 12.5%.”