RELEASE: DP World launches global freight transportation network

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DUBAI, UAE, March 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- DP World has opened the latest in a series of more than 100 freight forwarding offices around the world, marking a major expansion aimed at helping customers address the complexities of global trade.

In response to increasing disruptions to global trade – caused by climate change, geopolitics and macroeconomic challenges – DP World has undertaken a bold initiative to reinforce its commitment to customers.

The offices already employ 1,000 people, adding to the 108,000-strong team in DP World's global team, and are expected to significantly increase this number over the next 12 months, helping to move more than 10% of global trade each year. .

Driven by global trade disruptions, companies are prioritizing aggressive strategies to increase the resilience of their supply chains, according to a study by Economist Impact[1]. The traditional asset-light freight transportation model, which moves merchandise through third parties, has proven susceptible to disruptions that create bottlenecks, and can impact inventory and fulfillment planning for companies and their customers. customers.

At a time when companies are seeking greater control over their supply chains, DP World's expansion comes at a crucial time for the global logistics and supply chain industry. By expanding its cargo transportation offering, focusing on air and sea transportation, DP World will deploy its "toolbox" of services or provisions composed of ports, terminals, warehouses, trucks, rail and transportation services to increase control and resilience, with proprietary digital technology, while working with complementary partners across the supply chain to drive efficiency.

Miami is the latest office to open its doors, as DP World builds on its comprehensive network of high-value port assets and specialized expertise in ports, road transportation, air and ocean freight, customs and warehousing services, spanning more of 430 business units in 86 countries.

Beat Simon, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World Logistics Group, said: "Our expansion into freight transport complements our end-to-end supply chain solutions and capabilities. Our physical asset-based approach is a game-changer for the logistics sector. transporting goods, as it puts customers in the driver's seat, with more visibility and control, and gives them confidence to trade in today's global market.

"As we continue to expand our presence in freight transportation, we are building a network that will cover more than 90% of global trade. We are focused on densifying our network as we build a strong, resilient, best-in-class global capacity."

Today, this expanding service encompasses order and origin management, port handling, and sea and air freight management, as well as destination services such as customs, transportation, logistics, last mile delivery, deconsolidation, and warehousing services. customs. In addition, DP World offers a wide range of value-added services, such as integrated trade finance, commodity-specific services, containerized vehicles, transshipment and advanced hubs, among others.

All of this is accessed through a single digital window supported by an integrated Global Services Center that centralizes back-end processes, made up of more than 500 IT specialists. The advanced digital system allows customers to track their goods in real time and easily manage the journey of their cargo.

Marco Nazzari, Vice President of Commercial Freight Forwarding at DP World, said: "Our freight forwarding service uses our proprietary digital technology solutions to simplify global trade for our customers and give them more control. However, it's not just our digital solutions. those that offer a state-of-the-art freight transportation service: our staff is essential to the success of our clients. Our team has more than 1,000 members and we will continue to grow.

"Leveraging a tailored approach to physical assets, DP World uses its digital tools, along with the local expertise and experience of its team, to make freight transportation easier and more resilient end-to-end."

DP World's latest expansion not only increases the size of its global logistics team to more than 45,000 employees, but also contributes to the company's total global workforce of almost 110,000 people. These employees are distributed across a diversified range of logistics services covering: ports and terminals, maritime services and logistics.

About DP World

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make global commerce flow better, changing what is possible for the customers and communities we serve around the world.

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 108,100 employees of 161 nationalities, spread across 86 countries across six continents, DP World is driving commerce further and faster towards a seamless, future-ready supply chain.

We are rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses (ports and terminals, maritime services, logistics and technology) and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger and more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trade.

And most importantly, we are reshaping the future with investments in innovation. From smart delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we are at the forefront of transformative technology, driving the industry towards better ways of doing business, minimizing disruption from the factory to the customer's door.


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[1] Key findings | Trade in Transition (

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