Automotive industry


Our world-leading automotive solutions for supply chain management are transforming how China’s automotive sector moves vehicles to market.


Global automotive logistics are changing – and we’re changing with it. Agile and innovative supply chains are required to meet the growing demand for vehicles, which is where we come in. Our seamless connections – including high-tech port and terminal operations in Qingdao and Yantai – are built on future-ready technology and multimodality, allowing us to change what’s possible for China’s vibrant automotive industry.


10% of global automotive trade

We handle 10% of global automotive trade, including 2 million cars a year.

15 hubs

We have 15 dedicated hubs for automotive transshipment.

2 million car units

We carry 2 million car units globally each year.

12 RoRo liners

We also have relationships with 12 of the world’s leading RoRo liners.

18 ports and terminals

We have 18 ports and terminals across APAC, including countries like Australia, China and Vietnam.

21.4m passenger cars

China manufactures 21.4 million passenger cars every single year.


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Our F1 partnership with McLaren helps make them champions of faster, smarter and more sustainable automotive logistics. Smart logistics solutions are our answer to keeping McLaren F1 in pole position. Using next-generation blockchain technology and seamlessly connected multimodal solutions, DP World Logistics is delivering McLaren’s vehicle needs efficiently and sustainably, so they’re always race-ready.

Smart logistics solutions


A network of roads, rails, barges, and air links connect ports in China with international markets in the US and Europe. With our expansion in Africa and across Central, East and Southeast Asia, you're more connected to the world's markets than ever before.
We are a world leader in integrating cutting-edge technology into China’s automotive supply chain – we understand that doing so greatly increases the efficiency and security of logistics operations. To optimise end-to-end logistics processes and keep your cargo flowing smoothly and efficiently, we embrace state-of-the-art digital innovation across our operations, such as secure blockchain software, packing robots and automated storage.
As a global business, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions. As part of our sustainability strategy, we invest in digital innovations that increase efficiencies and cut emissions, allowing us to offer increasingly sustainable and cost-effective logistics services to you.
We have 10% of the world’s automotive cargo and are trusted by global vehicle manufacturers and businesses thanks to our know-how and infrastructure. We help companies in China and across the globe to grow throughput figures, unlock new markets and move towards more sustainable logistics solutions.
We deliver integrated, end-to-end automotive logistics that simplify and manage your supply chains with full visibility. By removing the need for multiple third parties we create a more efficient supply chain, allowing us to partner directly with you to create tailored, agile solutions that meet your business requirements.