More Details Emerge

The more I learn about Dubai Ports World, the less I seem to think letting them administer our ports is a good thing. The parent company (obviously also state owned) has no dealings with Israel, reports the Jerusalem Post. The Parent Company, owned by the Government of Dubai via a holding company called the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCZC), maintains an "Israel Boycott Office" and will turn away any product made in Israel being shipped into the UAE.

On at least three separate occasions last year, the Post has learned, companies were fined by the US government's Office of Anti-boycott Compliance, an arm of the Commerce Department, on charges connected to boycott-related requests they had received from the Government of Dubai.

US law bars firms from complying with such requests or cooperating with attempts by Arab governments to boycott Israel.
It seems that DP World probably shouldn't be administering our ports but not because it is an Arab country. All questions of port security are questions rooted in xenophobia. The Coast Guard and other government agencies will run security operations at American Ports regardless of the nation of origin of the company running the administration operations.

DP World shouldn't be permitted to take up the contracts it bought from the British firm that previously administered the ports because DP World fails to follow US trade law.

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