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DP World celebrates 50 years in Fürth

[ July 18, 2022   //   ]

DP World’s Imperial Logistics arm has marked 50 years of operations at the port of Fürth in Germany. The port is a handling centre for construction materials and agricultural goods for the region.

The inland port handled its first goods via the Main-Danube canal on 15 July 1972.

Today, Fürth is mainly a handling centre for construction materials and agricultural goods such as granite, sheet metal, timber and fertilisers.

Imperial handled 160,000 tonnes of bulk commodities at the port of Fürth last year. Inland waterway services accounted for about 46,000 tonnes of this figure, trucks for more than 95,500 tonnes and the warehouse building, which measures 8,000sq m, handled more than 18,000 tonnes.

Group chief operating officer, logistics at DP World and Imperial Group chief executive, Mohammed Akoojee,  said: “The port and our business location have been a reliable partner for 50 years when it comes to handling bulk commodities and steel products on inland waterway vessels, railway wagons and trucks.”

DP World Europe chief executive Rashid Abdulla added: “As a key part of the DP World Logistics business, Imperial provides comprehensive infrastructure that helps us to create the supply chain solutions that make it faster, cheaper and easier for businesses to get their products to their customers.”