The corporate logo of DP World is seen at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2018. Picture taken December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
DUBAI, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The chairman of ports giant DP World said on Thursday the COVID-19 pandemic had exposed the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain, and that it would take one to two years for it to recover if the outbreak ended now.
“I would say if today the pandemic is over, still we will need the whole of this year and next year to go back to normal,” Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told the World Economic Forum by videolink.
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Writing by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Jan Harvey
Mark White is the editor of the ProcurementNation, a Media Outlet covering supply chain and logistics issues. He joined The New York Times in 2007 as an commodities reporter, and most recently served as foreign-exchange editor in New York.