DP World



DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 49 terminals and 9 new developments and major expansions across 31 countries(1).  Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world. 

DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo. 

The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.

In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 16 consecutive years.

In 2010, DP World handled nearly 50 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key growth markets, including India, China and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 95 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.


(1)  As of 11 May 2011

In addition to containers, many DP World terminals are also able  to handle:

  • General cargo - across our portfolio in Australasia, the  Americas, Africa, Europe and the Far East
  • Bulk cargo - e.g. at ports in Africa, Australasia and the  Far East
  • Ro-Ro vessels - including car handling at a number of  ports
  • Passenger - DP World runs a number of passenger  terminals worldwide, including in the Americas and the  Philippines

World port network


"Our aim is to provide world class service when and where our customers need us to be"

Mohammed Sharaf

Chief Executive Officer