DP World extends South American empire

DP World is to acquire 71.3% stake in Chilean port operator Pulogsa from Minera Valparaiso and other shareholders associated with the Matte Group. Pulogsa operates a long-term concession for Puerto Central in San Antonio, central Chile, a multipurpose terminal and one of the country's largest container ports with a capacity of over 1m teu a year. It also owns and operates Puerto Lirquen in the south. DP World already owns ... [+]

Southampton can handle it

We can handle it DP World has invested in new handling equipment in Southampton. Two new empty container handlers, delivered at the end of 2018, mark the start of a planned programme of investment and redevelopment at the terminal. The new Hyster machines, which can tandem lift two empty 40ft containers and ... [+]

SH Pratt opens London Gateway site

SH Pratt Group has opened a bespoke temperature controlled warehouse at DP World London Gateway’s Logistics Park. It says it will reduce food miles and increase freshness in perishable and chilled supply chains. The company took occupation of the 108,555sq ft facility in June for a three-month fitting out period. ... [+]

DP World completes Unifeeder purchase

DP World has completed its acquisition of 100% of shortsea operator Unifeeder Group which operates a network to about 100 ports in Northern Europe, in a deal valued at €660 million. DPW group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “This transaction is very relevant to our business and ... [+]

DP World UK chief Chris Lewis to retire

DP World UK chief executive Chris Lewis is to retire next year after 35 years in ports and shipping. He has been with DP World for eight years; first as chief executive of DP World Southampton before taking on responsibility for both DP World Southampton and DP World London Gateway. ... [+]

Moment of Truth at London Gateway

DP World London Gateway has handled its one millionth teu in October, the first time it has handled a six-figure number in a calendar year. The container arrived on the 20,182teu MOL Truth on the Ocean Network Express (ONE) FE2 service from the Far East to Europe. [caption id="attachment_24411" align="alignleft" width="300"] ... [+]

DP World opens Rwanda hub

DP World and the government of Rwanda have set up a logistics hub 20 kilometers from the capital city Kigali, close to the international airport. It is the first ever inland dry port developed by DP World in East Africa. It is a secure, bonded facility spread over 13 hectares ... [+]

CMA starts work on London Gateway multi-temp hub

CMA CGM has started building work on its new multi-temperature warehouse at DP World London Gateway. The shipping line’s vice president specialised products Eric Legros, and inland business development manager Jean Vanmalle joined DP World executives for a ground-breaking ceremony at the port’s Logistics Park. CMA CGM has taken a long-term lease ... [+]

Southampton struggles as boxes stack up

DP World said on 28 September that it was experiencing very high stack levels in Southampton which was affecting on the port’s productivity. Many of shipping lines are over their empty limit allowance which had filled the empties park with containers overflowing into the regular stack.  This, in turn, is blocking ... [+]

High tech hybrids for Southampton

DP World has placed an order for 12 hybrid straddle carriers at its terminal in Southampton. They use regenerating technology to charge modern Lithium-ion batteries and are expected to use 20% less fuel and cut emissions compared with diesel-electric machines. Theywill be in operation by spring 2019. [+]

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