Meetings and a cultural exchange were held Wednesday with the chairman of DP World. From left to right

UPDATE: Chairman of terminal operator DP World in Prince Rupert

Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem meets with port officials on expansion project.

DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem landed in Prince Rupert on Tuesday as part of his tour of the company’s installations and holdings around the globe.

Bin Sulayem spent much of Wednesday involved in a number of meetings with the Prince Rupert Port Authority, DP World Prince Rupert, representatives from Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams as well as the City of Prince Rupert and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

“Not only were there meetings but there was also a cultural exchange, which took place at Fairview Terminal at 2 p.m. on Wednesday involving coast Tsimshian dancers performing a welcome dance and a traditional meal from Dubai that was served for the participants in the cultural exchange,” said Michael Gurney, the manager of corporate communications for the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

This was the chairman’s second time visiting Prince Rupert. The subject of the meetings this time was to receive an update on Phase 2 North and the ongoing expansion of the port, Gurney said.

“During the meeting, (Bin Sulayem) outlined DP World operations both around the world and in Prince Rupert as it relates to Fairview Terminal and potential expansion,” Shaun Thomas, communications coordinator for the Metlakatla First Nation, said.

The chairman departed Wednesday on his private Boeing 737 from the Prince Rupert Airport.

A cultural exchange was shared between the DP World chairman from Dubai and the  coastal Tsimshian. A cultural exchange was shared between the DP World chairman from Dubai and the  coastal Tsimshian. Contributed/Prince Rupert Port Authority

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