Middle East

Port of Dubai

Ports of Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates WGS84: 25° 0′ 40.54″ N, 55° 3′ 40.18″ E 25.01126, 55.06116 UTM:  40R 304346 2767595 The Dubai Ports World controversy began in February 2006 and rose to prominence as a national security debate in the United States. At issue was the sale of port management businesses in six major U.S. seaports to a company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and whether such a sale would compromise port security. The controversy pertained to management contracts of six major United States ports. The purchaser was DP World (DPW), a state-owned company in the UAE. The contracts had already been [...]