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Prince Rupert set for capacity of 1.8m teus
The next phase of expansion for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal will increase annual throughput capacity to 1.8m teus when complete in 2022. 22 Jun 2018
Investors warned of African port risks
Potential investors in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa are being warned that corruption, debt and poor governance pose significant investment risk factors. 22 May 2018
DPW and Virgin partner for hyperloop systems
Port giant DP World has partnered with Virgin to create a company to provide cargo-carriage systems that use a futuristic, high-speed tube-transport method described as the first new major transportation mode in a century. 10 May 2018
DP World urged to reconsider Berbera deal
Somalia's foreign minister has said DP World should reconsider its contract with Somaliland and work with Somalia’s federal authorities so the country’s sovereignty is not violated. 23 Apr 2018
DP warns off potential Djibouti suitors
DP World has issued a statement warning that its concession agreement to operate the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in Djibouti “remains in full force and effect.” 09 Apr 2018
DP World: No Doraleh offer made
DP World confirmed it hasn’t received a purchase offer for its 33% stake in Doraleh Container Terminal following state-controlled Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority’s (DPFZA) claim that it is prepared to buy the company out to avoid legal action. 29 Mar 2018
DP World wins 30-year DRC port concession
DP World has won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a greenfield multi-purpose port project at Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 26 Mar 2018
Berbera development dispute is instability risk
A dispute over plans to develop Somaliland’s Port of Berbera risks destabilising the Horn of Africa region, Somaliland’s foreign affairs minister has claimed. 21 Mar 2018
DP World records strong 2017 results
DP World reported total revenue of $4.7bn and total profit of $1.2bn in 2017, marking increases of 13.2% and 7.3% respectively from 2016. 15 Mar 2018
DP World could develop new DRC port
DP World may develop a US$1.2bn deepwater port in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to documents published by a Senegalese whistle-blowing organisation. 06 Mar 2018
Somalia dismisses Port of Berbera deal
A Port of Berbera investment deal between DP World, the state of Somaliland and Ethiopia has been declared “non-existent, null and void” by the Federal Government of Somalia. 05 Mar 2018
DP World's breakdown of relations
COMMENT: DP World must be rueing the day it got involved with Djibouti. After more than a decade of positivity and significant investment in the country, its government has decided that the relationship has run its course and seized control of Doraleh Container Terminal, writes Carly Fields. 27 Feb 2018
Contract dispute led to DP World DCT loss
DP World’s contract with Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) was cancelled because of a dispute over terms and poor performance, claims the Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority (DPFZA). 27 Feb 2018
DP World anger as Djibouti seizes Doraleh terminal
DP World has reacted swiftly and angrily after the government of Djibouti seized control of Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT), describing the government’s conduct as “particularly oppressive and cynical”.  23 Feb 2018
Waging war on charges down under
Spiralling costs have given port users in Australia pause for thought. Dave MacIntyre reports 30 Jan 2018
DP World reports record volume growth
DP World reports a record 70 million teu passing through its terminals in 2017 allowing the operator to achieve 10.1% volume growth. 06 Feb 2018
DPW partners fund to invest in India
DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have created a new platform to invest in ports, terminals, transportation and logistics businesses in the country. 22 Jan 2018
DP World estimates 10% volume growth
DP World has stated it is on course to deliver approximately 10% growth in gross volumes for 2017. 08 Jan 2018
DP World gives back to communities
Terminal operator DP World's fourth Global Volunteer Week programme saw employees across the world deliver over 60 projects in partnership with 47 organisations, bringing benefits to more than 5,000 people and clocking up a new record of nearly 4,700 volunteer hours during work time. 19 Dec 2017
Embraport now wholly DP World owned
Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários (Embraport) in Brazil will now be known as DP World Santos after the terminal operating giant acquired an additional stake of nearly 67% from Odebrecht Transport. 05 Dec 2017
DP World presents its vision for Sokhna World Zone
DP World has presented its vision for its Sokhna World Zone project which envisions a sustainable industrial area to attract foreign investment complete with a range of investment incentives. 21 Nov 2017
Operators spearhead Go Green event
The fourth annual Go Green port environmental initiative saw 7,500 people across the world take part in activities and attend events under the theme of climate change. 02 Nov 2017
Jeddah development to help economic diversification
Jeddah Port will be developed by DP World as part of a plan to diversify Saudi Arabia's economy. 27 Oct 2017
Filling capacity gaps
Ecuador is putting its ports front and centre. Alex Hughes reports 09 Oct 2017
Camco awarded DP World Callao gate automation project
Camco Technologies has been awarded the design, installation and commissioning of a gate automation system at DP World Callao. 11 Oct 2017
DP World to up its investment in Senegal
DP World is to build an integrated port, logistics and economic zone in Dakar to provide seamless movement of cargo to 16 landlocked African nations. 04 Oct 2017
DP World drops Indonesia terminal
DP World has decided not to renew its operating contract for PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) in Indonesia at the end of the agreement in 2019. 20 Sep 2017
Canadian container terminal closed after 11 staff injured
Canada’s Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal was yesterday closed after 11 employees were injured. 04 Sep 2017
International operators eye Chittagong tender
Five marine and inland terminal operators are competing for a contract to build Bangladesh’s first specialised maritime terminal in Chittagong. 23 Aug 2017
13% growth for Black Sea container terminals
The Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria saw growth of nearly 13% in H1 2017. 16 Aug 2017
Operational insight
Alex Hughes finds out if improved remote monitoring tools are making redundancy redundant 20 Jul 2017
P&O Ports wins Sète contract
P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France. 12 Jul 2017
DP World advises on Indonesia’s development
DP World will advise on the development of two Indonesian ports to help the country grow its domestic and international trade. 18 Jul 2017
Shaping partnerships to reduce risk of port investments
WSP’s Johan-Paul Verschuure & Andrew Penfold ask if consortiums are the new development model 26 Jun 2017
DP World under union microscope
The International Transport Workers’ Federation is to target standards at DP World terminals around the world. 07 Jun 2017
Trump’s trade agenda
US president Donald Trump’s push for free trade agreements was not protectionism, but a drive for fairer deals, DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told delegates at the Arab Media Forum. 05 May 2017
Crane collapse at Jebel Ali
The recent crane collapse at DP World’s flagship terminal Jebel Ali, has once again thrust the issue of terminal safety into the spotlight. 10 May 2017
DP World to invest USD$1bn in India
DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the logistics sector in India. 09 May 2017
Higher bids for Thessaloniki share
Greece has received higher bids from three investors seeking to buy a 67% majority share in the Port of Thessaloniki. 26 Apr 2017
DP World enjoys 29.9% profit growth
DP World announced throughput growth of 3.2% and profit growth of 29.9% in 2016, maintaining a “flexibility to capitalise” on growth opportunities in the sector. 20 Mar 2017
DPW Australia price hikes ‘could have been higher’
Controversial stevedoring infrastructure charges introduced by DPW Australia could have been higher if the Port of Melbourne Corporation had carried through with proposed rent rises two years ago, Australia’s competition watchdog has said. 15 Mar 2017
DP World invests in greener future
DP World has ordered eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers for the company’s Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium. 28 Feb 2017
DP World wins Djibouti dispute
A London-based arbitration panel has found in favour of DP World in a long-running dispute with the government of Djibouti over a port concession awarded to the company in 2014, the Dubai Government has said. 22 Feb 2017
DPW in final three for Townsville bid
DP World Australia has been named one of three proponents to progress on to the next stage of the Port of Townsville’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Berth 4 upgrade development. 22 Feb 2017
Trump’s talk ‘just a phase’, says DPW
US President Donald Trump’s anti-globalisation sentiments are “just a phase” and “will go away”, the chairman of DP World has told CNBC. 15 Feb 2017
DP World looks to Tesla technology
DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk have discussed the potential uses of Tesla technology for DP World’s global operations. 14 Feb 2017
DP World invited to join El Pilar project
Gustavo Leite, Paraguay’s Minister for Industry and Commerce, has announced that DP World has been invited to join the project to build a mega port terminal at the city of El Pilar. 09 Feb 2017
DP World UAE volumes 'stabilise'
DP World says that volumes in the UAE are ‘stabilising’ as it reports handling 3.7 million teu in the region during the fourth quarter of 2016, marginally down by 0.7% year-on-year. 07 Feb 2017
Ecuadorian port investment planned for 2017
In Ecuador, investment of at least $251.5m is planned in the three ports that the government put out to concession last year. 17 Jan 2017
DP World chief sees potential for growth in India
Making ports more productive across India rather than building more greenfield sites is the way forward, said DP World group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem at a summit in Ahmedabad, India. 12 Jan 2017
DP World pairs up with global investment partner
DP World has formed an investment platform in partnership with one of North America’s largest pension fund managers, through which it will invest in global ports and terminals with a focus on investment grade countries. 05 Dec 2016
DP World seeks BA terminal renewals
DP World has officially requested permission to renew the terminal concessions the company operates in the Port of Buenos Aires. Currently, it operates in terminals 1, 2 and 3, which have a combined area of 430,000 square metres. These were acquired from P&O Ports almost a decade ago. 16 Nov 2016
DPW still committed to Tasmanian terminal 
DP World Australia is to proceed with a container terminal at Burnie, a decision applauded by the Tasmanian Government. 16 Nov 2016
DP World Southampton strengthens fleet
DP World Southampton has received nine new Kalmar machines to strengthen its straddle carrier fleet. 21 Oct 2016
Global operators spearhead environmental initiative
The third annual joint ‘GO GREEN’ environmental initiative launched by the big marine terminal operators has seen companies raise the bar in promoting environmental stewardship. 19 Oct 2016
DP World invests in Australian terminals
DP World Australia has ordered four new ZPMC super post-panamax container cranes which are scheduled for delivery on October 2017. 10 Oct 2016
DP World wins 30-year concession
DP World has won a 30-year concession with an automatic 10-year extension for the management and development of a multipurpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland, worth $442m. 05 Sep 2016
DPW Australia opens inland hub
DP World Australia is to operate Austrak’s intermodal freight hub at Somerton 23km north of the Port of Melbourne. 08 Sep 2016
DP World slows down Jebel Ali expansion
DP World will slow down expansion of its Jebel Ali port due to “softer market conditions” amid a bleak global trade outlook. 25 Aug 2016
A revolutionary new way of moving boxes
DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US-based Hyperloop One to explore the value of using innovative Hyperloop systems to move cargo around between its ports. 16 Aug 2016
DP World dismisses Melbourne claims
Calls by International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) for more space at Melbourne’s Webb Dock have met with opposition from one of the stevedore’s main rivals. 04 Aug 2016
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DP World to explore opportunities in Taiwan
DP World and Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore growth opportunities in Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan. 28 Jul 2016
Green certification for DP World
DP World London Gateway Port has been awarded the green Planet Mark for demonstrating a commitment to carbon emissions reductions. 21 Jul 2016
All change for Buenos Aires
In the first half of 2017, the government of Argentina is to launch a tender linked to land reclamation in the port of Buenos Aires, which aims to create new quays able to accommodate the largest vessels afloat. 20 Jul 2016
Ecuador showcases port potential
The government of Ecuador has calculated that foreign investment in its ports will have reached $2.1bn by the end of the current year, according to vice president Jorge Glas. 14 Jul 2016
DP World Australia boasts of 100% VGM accuracy
DP World Australia claims it has achieved 100% verified gross mass (VGM) of all containers travelling through its Australia ports following changes to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) legislation, which came into effect on July 1. 04 Jul 2016
DP World lists $1.2bn Sukuk
DP World group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem rang the market-opening bell on June 27, to celebrate the listing of $1.2bn Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai. 27 Jun 2016
Posorja to become major industrial zone
Otto Bottger, DP World's commercial manager for the South American west coast and future director of the Posorja container terminal, has confirmed that the operator is to invest $1.2bn in its latest project. 21 Jun 2016
Contecon's Posorja legal challenge rejected
A request by Contecon, the ICTSI company which operates the container terminal at the port of Libertador Simón Bolívar de Guayaquil, to have DP World's Posorja concession suspended as a precautionary measure has been turned down by Ecuador's competition authority, the Superintendencia de Poder de Control de Mercado (SPCM). 21 Jun 2016
Contecon files claim against DPW
ICTSI's Guayaquil subsidiary, Contecon, has filed a claim against DP World and Dubai World Corp to Ecuador's Antitrust Agency, the Superintendent of Market Control (SCPM), for uncompetitive and monopoly practices in respect of their offering to construct and operate the deep water port at Posorja. 07 Jun 2016
DP World wins Ecuador concession
DP World has won a 50 year concession for the development of a greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. 07 Jun 2016
DP World orders 10 Kalmar hybrid strads
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to deliver 10 diesel-electric straddle carriers to DP World’s West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne, Australia. 07 Jun 2016
Alliances, uncertainties and opportunities
The European ports sector is full of diversity, with opportunities and challenges to match finds Felicity Landon 27 May 2016
DP World launches MENA education programme
DP World is to launch an international education programme which focuses on trade and logistics to help ensure the future growth of the sector. 10 May 2016
DP World and Georgia discuss economic cooperation
DP World Group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem met with the Prime Minster of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, at the Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai. 15 Apr 2016
Screen time
Simulators offer flexibility and time savings at a price to suit a range of budgets. Alex Hughes reports 26 Mar 2016
Ready or not
The path to July’s container weighing deadline is littered with confusion, as Felicity Landon explains 26 Mar 2016
Do your homework
Dave MacIntyre finds out how investors can take the rough with the smooth in port commitments 26 Mar 2016
High risk, high reward?
North Africa offers huge port development potential despite political tensions. Felicity Landon reports. 26 Mar 2016
Shipping industry signs up to pilot XVELA platform
US-based XVELA, creators of a cloud-based vessel stowage and collaboration platform for ocean carriers and terminal operators, has announced that a wave of new terminal operators and shipping lines have signed on for pilot programs to put the XVELA platform to the test. 17 Mar 2016
Strong financial results for DP World
DP World has announced strong financial results from its global portfolio for the year ending 31 December 2015. 17 Mar 2016
DP World in Tasmanian deal
DP World and Tasports have announced plans for a new container terminal for Burnie in northern Tasmania, dependent on the federal government easing coastal shipping restrictions which have prevented international vessels calling in Tasmania. 16 Nov 2015
Green initiative ends on a high note
Thousands of port employees around the world have taken in a joint environmental initiative launched by five of the world’s largest port operators in conjunction with the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA). 09 Nov 2015
DP World set to slash costs
One of the largest global terminal operators, DP World, has just confirmed that although it increased throughput by 8% over 2007, it is preparing to cut costs and minimise cash outflow. 28 Jan 2009
DP World's Callao terminal a year ahead of schedule
Callao, the largest container port on the west coast of the continent, is set to open April 2010 - a year ahead of schedule. 19 Nov 2009
DPW still committed to London Gateway
The London Gateway's port construction site got a visit from Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Business Secretary Lord Mandelson in January as work started on the project. The Prime Minister called the London Gateway "a significant foreign investment" and "a massive vote of confidence in the UK's economic recovery." 10 Jan 2010
No bail out for DP World
The government of Abu Dhabi has given neighbouring Dubai a loan of $10bn, part of which will go towards covering financial obligations currently faced by Dubai World. 31 Jan 2010
Vietnam's SPCT plans go deep
Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) has officially opened its gates after three years of construction. Located near Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, it is part of the area's push outwards away from the congested inner city, where a number of smaller port operations are closing. 04 Feb 2010
Botany reform threat hangs heavy
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DP World detects market stabilisation
DP World has detected stabilisation in the decline of container traffic - despite a 6% drop in traffic in Dubai for the third quarter of this year. 02 Dec 2009
Southampton crane collapse concerns
Following July's crane incident at DP World Southampton which happened when the boom of a crane collapsed, trapping and seriously injuring the crane driver, Jay Squibb, the company says that Mr Squibb is "making positive steps toward recovery". 28 Aug 2009
Equatorial Guinea capacity boost
Equatorial Guinea is instigating plans to double its existing port capacity to become a regional hub in West Africa. DP World has invested heavily in the country. 05 May 2009
DP World remains profitable
DP World reported profits in 2008 of $621m, an increase of 48%. Revenue went up 20% to $3.23bn, while throughput rose 15% to 27.7m teu. Cash generated by operations rose 12% to $1.06bn. 23 Apr 2009
DP World unfazed by economic downturn
DP World says that the economic downturn will not have any impact on completion of the new international transhipment terminal at Kochi in India. 19 Jan 2009
Strike greets DP World handover at Aden
DP World has now officially taken over management of box handling at the Port of Aden under a joint venture with the Yemen Gulf of Aden Port Corporation. 21 Jan 2009
Ports free of Dubai woes - almost
The ports industry released what must have been a collectedly-held breath when on Wednesday the Government of Dubai finally told investors that DP World and its debt "are not included in the restructuring process for Dubai World." 03 Dec 2009
Port Trust could manage vacated Kochi box terminal
The possibility has been floated that Kochi Port Trust could assume managerial responsibility for the port's Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal once DP World moves its operations to the new Vallarpadam operating area at the end of this year. 14 Nov 2009
DP World stake 'not for sale'
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Waiting times to fall at Algiers
By the beginning of next year, DP World has stated that waiting time for vessels at the port of Algiers will be reduced from three weeks to just four days. 10 Jun 2009
DPW nets ISO first
DP World has become the first Australian terminal operator to gain the international standard ISO 28000:2007 certification in supply chain security management at all of its Australian container terminals. The certification covers processes to address security vulnerabilities at strategic and operational levels, as well as establishing preventative action plans. 23 May 2009
DP World boosts Indian investment
DP World anticipates investing a further $500m over the next few years in its assets in India. This will take total investment by the company in that country to $2bn. 20 Feb 2008
Thames dredging poised to start
River deepening work on the Thames is scheduled to start this month to allow the world’s largest container ships to call at the UK’s London Gateway. 22 Feb 2010
DP World linked to London IPO
DP World is being linked with the possible sale of shares on London's stock exchange, with the company hoping to join the FTSE 100 index of shares. 25 Mar 2010
Port operators reveal carbon stats to tackle climate change
International port operator DP World has signed up to the global Carbon Disclosure Project, joining fellow operator APM Terminals in the programme to “accelerate unified action on climate change”. 03 Nov 2010
DP World goes all-electric in Sydney
DP World’s Port Botany terminal will receive four Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes by the end of the year. 05 May 2011
DP World proposes share consolidation
DP World is to pitch a one for 20 share consolidation to shareholders at its annual meeting on 11 May. 21 Apr 2011
DP World announce 10% growth
This morning, DP World announced a solid third quarter with gross handling volumes up to 14.4 million teu – 10% up on the same quarter last year. 25 Oct 2011
DP World pumps up UAE capacity
DP World has announced that it is to expand its flagship Jebel Ali port, creating an additional 4m teu. This will take total capacity to 19m teu by 2014. 07 Dec 2011
New terminal inauguration in Senegal
West Africa’s new largest container terminal, Terminal à Conteneur, developed and operated by DP World, has been offically opened in Senegal. 07 Dec 2011
Sokhna strike strife for DP World
Port workers at Egypt’s Sokhna’s Port began planned general strikes at the weekend, with the promise of strife for operator DP World. 14 Feb 2012
London Gateway ‘biggest threat’ to Felixstowe
DP World’s London Gateway, due to open in the fourth quarter of 2013, represents the biggest threat to the Port of Felixstowe’s business for many years, Hutchison Ports (UK) port development director Andrew Harston has warned. 12 Jan 2012
Aden to renegotiate DP World concession?
Port Strategy has learnt from an industry source that there is speculation that the Yemeni government may be set to renegotiate the concession agreement signed by DP World and Aden Port Authority. 12 Jan 2012
DP World handles record 54.7m teu
DP World reached record throughput volumes in 2011, handling over 54.7m teu at its terminals around the world. 23 Feb 2012
Strikes end at Sokhna
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has announced a victory over Egypt’s Sokhna Port and operators DP World following the recent strikes over pay. 24 Feb 2012
Jebel Ali set to get rail link
The United Arab Emirates' 1,200km rail network has secured the support of the region's dominant operator, DP World. 10 May 2012
DPW ups Melbourne straddle fleet
Global operator DP World has put into operation eight of 16 new Noell energy-efficient straddle carriers at its Melbourne terminal. 24 May 2012
DPW Adelaide sale result of right exercise
DP World says it was forced to sell its Adelaide terminal to Flinders Ports due to the exercise of a right in the agreement held by Flinders. 14 Jul 2012
Yemen to end DP World's Aden tenure
Yemen's Anti-Corruption Commission has asked the country's parliament to cancel the contract that allows DP World to operate Aden container terminal. 13 Jul 2012
TEN-T grant for Maasvlakte 2 operator
Port Strategy has learned that although the Port of Rotterdam has said that it has received a €5m grant from the EU’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), it hasn’t seen a penny, it has gone directly to one of Maasvlakte 2’s new operators. 23 Aug 2012
Tratos wins Jebel Ali contract
DP World has awarded a reeling cable installation contract to Tratos Cavi for its cranes at Jebel Ali port. 13 Sep 2012
Aden to end agreement with DP World
Aden Port Authority has begun talks with DP World with a view to cancelling the contract it has for operating the port. The cancellation is to be done amicably, with an international arbitrator to be brought in if the two sides fail to reach an agreement. 13 Sep 2012
DP World to sell Antwerp break bulk stake
DP World intends to sell the 60% stake it holds in DP World Breakbulk, the company that operates a bulk terminal in the port of Antwerp. 19 Sep 2012
DPW supplies cranes for Jebel Ali port
DP World has signed agreements with Trans Gulf Port Cranes and ZPMC for the supply of 19 ship-to-shore quay cranes and 50 rail mounted gantry cranes for its 4m teu Terminal 3 development at Jebel Ali. 25 Sep 2012
DPW lone bidder for new JNTP terminal
Only DP World has entered a bid for the new $114m container terminal at the Indian port of Jawaharlal Nehru. 16 Oct 2012
Sokhna stand-off hits DP World operations
There is trouble and strife at Sokhna port again – reports in the media this week suggest that labour strikes have brought operations to a standstill, and a counter protest over the strikes hasn't helped matters either. 17 Oct 2012
Work resumes at Sokhna
Following reports of labour strikes which left operations idle at the Ain Al-Sokhna terminal, operated by DP World at the Port of Sokhna, workers have picked up where they left off. 06 Nov 2012
DP World launches bio-straddle trial
DP World has launched a three month trial of Caltex B20 Bio-Diesel Fuel into eight new straddle carriers at its West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne. 25 Oct 2012
DP World bags new terminal at JN Port
DP World has been awarded a new terminal project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai, by the Jawaharlu Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). 05 Nov 2012
DP World to restructure Indian investment
DP World is to restructure the way it makes investment in its Indian container terminals. 10 Jan 2013
DP World rides the world’s markets
After getting its cash flow and net debt back under control as a result of good performance and the selling of 75% of its Australian operations, DP World has “a solid platform” underfoot, but there remain challenges. 29 Mar 2012
Everything in its place
Alex Hughes finds out why equipment tracking is not yet a 'must have' port accessory 07 Feb 2013
DP World investment granted approval
According to media reports, Dubai based terminal operator, DP World, has been granted approval by the Indian Finance Ministry for its proposed container terminal investment project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port. 28 Jan 2013
DP World throughput up in 2012
DP World handled 56.1m teu in 2012 – up 2.4% on the previous year, but it still faced a challenging second half, which forced the operator to change its short term strategy somewhat by divestment. 29 Jan 2013
Giant cranes for DP World’s London Gateway
Following a two month sea voyage from China, three giant cranes, each measuring 138m in height, arrived at the UK’s new global shipping port, DP World’s London Gateway last week. 05 Mar 2013
DP World see profits rise in 2012
DP World announced that its 12 month profit to the end of 31 December 2012 was US$749m – an increase of 10%, largely due to strong operational performance, effective asset management and continued investment. 20 Mar 2013
Quick payback offers tracking incentive
The level of return of investment when committing to tracking solutions is project based and depends on what has driven the investment in the first place, according to Eurogate Tangier's Marco Fehmer. 08 Feb 2013
Brisbane battleground for DPW
The stevedoring union in Australia is preparing for a battle to oppose a proposal by DP World to cut jobs as a result of the semi-automation of its terminal in Brisbane. 21 Mar 2013
A balancing act
The landside facilities are just as important as the wharves and quays in planning for megaships, finds Martin Rushmere 11 Apr 2013
DP World development at Kazakhstan
DP World reportedly wants to invest billions of dirhams in the development of the economic free zone at Aktau Port in Kazakhstan. 23 Apr 2013
DP World performance dip
DP World has reported a 7% decline in gross container volume in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period last year, owing to lower volumes in the Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. 25 Apr 2013
DP World entrepreneurship programme
UAE based operator, DP World, has launched a seed accelerator programme, TURN8, in a bid to encourage “innovative and commercially viable ideas from global and local innovators, as well as DP World employees and partners." 30 Apr 2013
DP World sues Australian unions
Industrial action taken at Sydney’s Port Botany in December last year has led to legal action being initiated by stevedore DP World against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and two of its senior officials. 18 Apr 2013
DP World asset management
Global terminal operator, DP World, has launched an asset management programme – the largest in the industry – to improve efficiency across its global operations. 14 May 2013
Come together
Operations and maintenance departments need not be distanced from each other, explains Alex Hughes 17 May 2013
Port unions target DP World
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) dockers’ union is targeting terminal operator Dubai Ports World (DPW) over its "anti-union activities” and its systematic attempt “to undermine the wages and working conditions of workers all over the world”. 11 Jul 2013
China's chrysalis
China’s trade flows with the world and the rest of Asia are rapidly changing. Michael King reports 22 Mar 2013
Jebel Ali makes the switch
DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has successfully electrified eight diesel-powered Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes. 01 Oct 2013
DP World blighted by global union action
Dockers’ unions affiliated with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are staging actions today to resolve problems at DP World terminals worldwide. 07 Oct 2013
Growing pains
Does excess Middle East port development mark an eye to the future, or too much too soon? Stevie Knight reports 14 Nov 2013
London Gateway open for business
After a false start when it became a port of refuge for a fire-struck containership in September, DP World's London Gateway has today welcomed its first scheduled ship. 07 Nov 2013
Middle East overcapacity talk dismissed
The prospect of overcapacity in the Middle East has been rejected by DP World at TOC Middle East in Dubai this week. 09 Dec 2013
Kalmar container handlers for DP World
Kalmar is continuing its long standing partnership with DP World supplying seven new empty container handlers to the new Jebel Ali port development in Dubai. 10 Dec 2013
A soft target
Ports increasingly need to focus on cyber as well as physical security needs reports Stevie Knight 17 Dec 2013
Born leaders
Are successful leaders born, made, trained or turned out on some sort of ‘leadership programme’ conveyor belt? Felicity Landon reports. 23 Dec 2013
Politics of ports
Investment in catering for direct containership calls in the UK has been lacking, explains Ben Hackett 31 Dec 2013
Australian box productivity reform success
The pay back for the waterfront reforms Australia embarked on in 1998 can be seen in significant improvements in container productivity – and the opportunity exists for a new phase of reform. 29 Jan 2014
DP World clings on to throughput growth
DP World managed just a marginal 0.7% increase in global throughput in 2013, handling 55m teu across its facilities. 05 Feb 2014
The London Gateway experience
When Sarah Bishop started a six-week internship on London Gateway’s environment team, her view of environmental management was, she says, very typical – she assumed it would be mostly about ecology and energy consumption. 02 Apr 2014
DP World: Success is about being selective
Global operator, DP World says that the secret to its successful strategy is to continue to break into new markets and exploit those terminals which will provide the best return on investment. 20 Mar 2014
DP World unveils new British berth
DP World has opened its new £100m container handling facility at ABP’s Port of Southampton, designed to handle the largest and deepest container vessels, in a bid to stay competitive. 02 Apr 2014
Terminals prepare for equipment influx
Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) is to supply state-of-the-art ‘mega’ container cranes for Peel Ports Group as part of its £300m investment programme in its new Liverpool2 development. 23 Apr 2014
M&S pulls out of London Gateway
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has pulled out of plans to invest £200m in a national distribution centre at DP World's London Gateway. 21 May 2014
Investments and arrivals
Despite the naysayers, London Gateway remains one of DP World's flagship operations. Felicity Landon reports 19 Jun 2014
SICK helps launch “trouble-free” operations
Germany-based SICK is making container terminal operations “trouble-free” with a new range of sensor solutions, launched at TOC Europe. 02 Jul 2014
DP World Australia pioneers box weighing fee
DP World Australia has brought in a fee as part of its compliance with the country’s Chain of Responsibility legislation, inclusive of a weigh-in charge for all full import containers and a penalty charge when an overweight box is found. 03 Jul 2014
DP World dismissed by Djibouti
DP World’s Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) concession at the Port of Djibouti has been withdrawn by the Djibouti government following apparent evidence of corruption. 09 Jul 2014
India's political push
A new government has the potential to do wonders for India's port and terminal industry as Iain MacIntyre explains 21 Aug 2014
DP World calls off Fremantle lock out
DP World Australia and the Maritime Union of Australia have resumed negotiations in respect of work practices at the former's Fremantle container terminal. 12 Aug 2014
DP World and HPH go ‘green’
DP World and Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) are joining forces to run a ‘Waste Reduction Campaign’ in a bid to curb global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 17 Sep 2014
DP World faces trouble down under
DP World Australia is facing industrial action at its east coast terminals this week from the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) in support of their Enterprise Agreement demands. 01 Oct 2014
Outrage at DPW Brisbane failings
The performance of DP World’s automated Brisbane terminal has come in for a rebuke by customers. Several went public with their criticisms, one calling DPWA’s service in Brisbane “a nightmare” and another saying there had been “endless dramas unforseen” with “charges beyond belief”. 22 Oct 2014
DP World to exit London Stock Exchange
DP World has announced plans to delist from the London Stock Exchange, claiming that only 1% of its trades are made through the UK’s exchange. 13 Nov 2014
DP World reports record growth
DP World Limited recorded an 8.9% increase in gross container volumes across its global portfolio container terminals in 2014, thanks in large part to its new developments at London Gateway and Embraport. 04 Feb 2015
Kalmar automates London Gateway
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to deliver 20 more automatic stacking cranes to DP World London Gateway, which is set for a third berth. 11 Mar 2015
DP World guns for 100m teu by 2020
Dubai-based international terminal operator DP World increased box throughput by 8.7% in 2014, moving 28.3m teu. Revenue rose to $3.4bn, while like-for-like profit jumped 25.3% to $757m. 23 Mar 2015
MoUs all the rage
It seems that Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) are becoming increasingly popular as ports come under increased pressure to carve out possibilities for future business potential and keep up with the competition. 26 Mar 2015
DP World adds to Canada portfolio
Maher Terminals has sold its Fairview Container Terminal to DP World, adding to the Dubai-based operator’s portfolio in Canada. 05 Apr 2015
Kalmar ASCs for DP World Brisbane
Kalmar is to deliver two automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) to DP World Australia’s semi-automated Fishermen Islands Terminal, which are expected to increase capacity by 14% to 720,000 teu. 21 May 2015
Melbourne fee freeze only part of the solution
A fee freeze has been imposed by the Victorian government for the Port of Melbourne, but the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says the outstanding issue of proposed rents to be charged at the port still needs to be resolved. 27 May 2015
Kalmar gives DPW Antwerp a little lift
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to heighten three Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by DP World Antwerp Gateway NV by six metres to accommodate larger vessels entering the port. 28 May 2015
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Jebel Ali comes top for productivity
DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has kept its top spot when it comes to world productivity, recording 131 moves per ship per hour in 2014, up 10% from 119 in 2013. 24 Jul 2015
Permanent home for Pentalver
Container services operator, Pentalver, has moved into a five acre permanent site at DP World’s London Gateway. 04 Aug 2015
Melbourne dispute canned by rent agreement
A new lease has been granted to DP World Australia by the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) for the port’s West Swanson Terminal, putting an end to months of disagreements between the two parties. 05 Aug 2015
Port industry leaders ‘go green’
Five of the industry’s leading terminal operators are joining forces this month for a new initiative that aims to promote environmental awareness and sustainable future operations. 07 Sep 2015
DP World looks to Iran
DP World is looking to invest in Iran after reporting a strong first half of the year, with a 21.9% increase in profit to US$405m, local media reports. 04 Sep 2015
Ambition or extravagance?
A recent clutch of Middle East projects build on the region's flare for larger-than-life, writes Stevie Knight 03 Nov 2015
DP World buys remaining Southampton terminal stake
DP World has acquired the remaining 49% stake in DP World Southampton from Associated British Ports (ABP) which has made the operator the sole owner of the business. 10 Nov 2015
Union targets DP World drugs policy
The Australian maritime union has been cleared to mount a legal challenge to the drugs and alcohol policy of stevedore DP World after winning an employment case. The pathway has been cleared by the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) case before the Fair Work Commission. 16 May 2013