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Connecting
opportunities 

Bringing our customers closer to established
markets and exploring new ones.

Parks, logistics and economic zones

To Lead the Future of World Trade

As the dynamics of global trade have changed, the need for focused zones of developed infrastructure, with ready access to international shipping, has increased. Global manufacturing operations have sought out such locations, looking for ways to get closer to their customers, improve their logistics, and expand into new markets.

In response, we have taken our experience from the development and management of the massive Jebel Ali Free Zone and looked to replicate it in key international locations. By expanding this successful model we now own, develop and operate industrial parks, inland cargo depots, special economic zones and specialist facilities around the world. 

get connected

To Lead the Future of World Trade

Through our Parks, Logistics & Economic Zones business we look to enable the most efficient production and movement of cargo globally, connecting the dots between our own global network of ports and terminals.

These connections provide access to production and consumption centres where we offer logistics services to ensure the smooth movement of cargo ship-to-shore and beyond. This helps our customers grow and explore new opportunities, especially in developing markets, where our infrastructure provides a reliable, secure and flexible base from which to expand.

multiple modes

To Lead the Future of World Trade

We have created production and distribution centres in attractive locations close to sea, air, road and rail connections in a multi-modal approach that has boosted cargo volumes for our customers, and reduced transit times for their products.

By developing projects in diverse locations we also have an economic impact on the wider community, bringing jobs to local people and encouraging further foreign direct investment.

Through partnerships and advisory services we have supported customers with our infrastructure, opening up new opportunities for trade and bringing them closer to their customers.

OUR Global market reach

Everywhere trade happens

Our portfolio spans across 40 countries across 6 continents

40Countries
78Marine & inland
terminals

case study

DP WORLD LONDON GATEWAY

Working with DP World can change the way your business operates, improving efficiency – and in the case of fruit importer SH Pratt, developing a whole new revenue stream. Since 1947 the family-run operation, based in the UK, has built a reputation for excellence in importing, ripening and distributing fruit. The company has earned a dominant market position as the UK’s largest importer and ripener of bananas, handling some 25 million pieces each week. DP World’s London Gateway team worked closely with the firm over a two-year period, building a compelling business case for SH Pratt to open a new facility in the UK dedicated solely to handling citrus fruits, rather than bananas. Through careful analysis we were able to demonstrate the clear value proposition of establishing a port-centric perishables facility for this completely new business line, adjacent to the port and on www.shprattgroup.com the doorstep of the UK’s largest consumer market, London and the South East. Proving London Gateway’s position as the premier port for fresh and frozen produce was an important part of securing SH Pratts’ commitment to lease a build-to-suit facility at the location. Even more important was the ability of the London Gateway supply chain team to establish a level of trust and confidence such that it could bring additional business to SH Pratt, as well as deliver a state-of-the-art facility, at a competitive rental. Working with our customer, we identified an opportunity – and a pathway to realising it. As the new facility draws closer to becoming operational, it will enable SH Pratt to open up a new product line for its customers, becoming more competitive and increasingly indispensable to supermarket buyers.

explore year 2017 in review

A Successful Year Enabling World Trade

Looking back on 2017, it’s been another successful year for DP World as we enabled trade in all our regions, continued to grow, innovate and deliver stellar service.
We’re looking forward to 2018 being another great year for our business and the future of global trade.