Who We Are
DP World is the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the globe.Read More
Investing in Growth
By 2025 DP World will invest almost 200 million euros to boost Antwerp Gateway’s capacity by a third up to 3.4 million TEUs.Read More
Located at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the Scheldt, DP World Antwerp Gateway has excellent nautical access for the largest container vessels afloat.Read More
Empty Depot Services
Our off dock empty depot at the left bank of the river Scheldt offers a broad range of container services to Antwerp Gateway customers, such as storage, maintenance and repair.Read More
Route 1700 app
The Route 1700 app makes truck visits at DP World Antwerp easier. Truckers and dispatchers can check our busiest times and view current activity, traffic & other appointments. Truckers can plan their visit, according to their schedule.Read More
DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ sustainability strategy helps us to work in a responsible way that prioritises sustainability and impact on the people, communities and environment...Read More
We are dedicated to sharing what we do with our customers, suppliers and partners to encourage sustainable practice.Read More
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Chief Financial Officer
Erik Desmet has been the Chief Financial Officer of DP World’s terminals in the Port of Antwerp since 2010. Next to the finance and invoicing function, Erik also leads the Projects Team, responsible for executing expansion Plan 2020, and DP World’s empty depot terminal ‘Empty Depot Services’.
Erik joined the ports business in the year 2000 as CFO of a general cargo terminal operator, later that year acquired by P&O Ports. Early 2001, he became Finance Manager in the newly established European/African Regional Office. In 2003, Erik fulfilled an international assignment in France and seconded as CFO to the Marseille based terminals from Portsynergy, a joint venture between DP World and CMA-CGM. Upon his return to Antwerp at the end of 2007, he acted as Director Finance & Shareholder Representative for the joint venture Antwerp Gateway and furthermore lead the DP World Antwerp Business Controlling team.
Erik holds a Master Degree in Business Economics, Accountancy and Tax from the Antwerp Business School. In 2019, he attended the program ‘Value creation for Owners and Directors’ at Insead, France. Since 2001, Erik has held various board mandates in multiple countries.