• Dubai Port World Container Flows Increase 10%

    JAKARTA – A global port operator from the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Port World scored a total of 52.3 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers in nine months 2017. The number increased 10% compared to nine months of 2016.

    Chairman & CEO of DP World Group, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said the global trade recovery in 2017 was above expectations and the company saw significant changes in predictions from economists and industry experts. The Global Trade Outlook released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) previously also raised its growth projection from 2.4% to 3.6%.

    When the world trade squirm, DP World according to Sultan Ahmed also enjoy the benefits. The three areas that work for the DP World are all scoring growth. Asia Pacific and India scored a 8.3% container flows growth while Europe, the Middle East and Africa 10.8%.

    Kawasam America and Australia became the region with the highest container flow growth of 14.1%.

    “We expect our volume growth will continue to outperform the market,” said Sultan Ahme in an official statement quoted by Bisnis.com as saying in an encouraging performance so far.

    During the III / 2017 quarter, DP World has increased container flow capacity in Terminal 3 of Jebel Ali Port, United Arab Emirates and 500,000 TEUS in Prince Rupert Port, Canada. That additional capacity will provide growth space for DP World in the future.

    DP World is also looking for opportunities to increase portfolio capacity in Latin America, Africa and India where the three regions have significant growth potential. As known, In 2016, DP World mengopersaikan 78 terminals spread over 40 countries.

    The total of containers handled by DP World reaches 64 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) and is expected to reach 100 million TEUs by 2020 in conjunction with a new terminal developer plan.

    In Indonesia, DP World is also the manager of PT TPS with PT Pelindo III (Persero). DP World owns 49% of TPS shares. However, in April 2019 DP World will submit a share of participation in TPS as the management contract expires.

    Sources: http://industri.bisnis.com/read/20171027/98/703653/arus-petikemas-dubai-port-world-naik-10
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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