Dez fills in Skip on all the details about the recently opened Khalifa Port in the UAE and how it is impacting the regional economy. While doing so, he also reveals a bit of his ‘nerdy’ side.
Dez: Welcome back to another episode of Down to Business English.
Skip: Yes, greetings to all our listeners out there. It is good to be back with you.
Dez: How are you doing today Skip? The last time we spoke you were up to your eyeballs at work. Still busy?
Skip: There are always things to do but recently I did manage to make a day trip down to the Yokohama area, and that was very pleasant.
Dez: I lived there once many years ago. It’s a very nice area. So what did you do?
Skip: Nothing too exciting. I went for a walk through Yamashita park by the sea, did some shopping in the Motomachi and then had dinner in Chinatown.
Dez: You didn’t walk through the Industrial port, then?
Skip: No. Why would I do that?
Dez: Oh well, Yokohama is the 18th largest container port in the world.
Skip: Oh, how fascinating.
Dez: Do you really think so? Well a few months ago I went to look at the new container port that they’re building here in Abu Dhabi.
Skip: You visited a container port?
Dez: Yes, quite interesting.
Skip: I am beginning to understand why you have so few friends Dez.
Dez: Would you like me to tell you all about it and compare it to the other large ports in the world?
Skip: Is that our story for today?
Dez: It sure is.
Skip: Okay, if you must. Let’s do it let’s get D2B…Down to Business with the world’s largest ports and the technology behind them.