Automotive industry


Our global automotive solutions for supply chain management support New Zealand’s automotive industry, leveraging the latest technology.


Global automotive logistics are changing – and we’re changing with it. Innovative, agile supply chains are needed to meet the growing demand for vehicles. This is where we come in. Our seamless connections – including high-tech port and terminal operations – are built on future-ready technology and multimodality, allowing us to change what’s possible for New Zealand’s automotive sector.


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.

Increased battery-handling capacity

We recently increased our lithium-ion battery-handling capacity by 50%, helping with supply chain solutions for electric vehicles and trucks.

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 Australia, China and Vietnam.

76 countries

Our supply chain network spans over 76 countries.


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Top 5 automotive industry trends coming our way in 2023

Top 5 automotive industry trends coming our way in 2023

Our end-to-end view of the world’s supply chains gives us a unique insight into industry trends. Here is what we see as being on the horizon for 2023.

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Trade in transition 2023

Trade in Transition 2023

Find out how automotive companies are reconfiguring their supply chains and adopting new technologies to build resilience into their strategies following fresh disruptions in global trade.

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5 reasons why manufacturers should operate at ports

Tech innovations are changing the way goods are designed and built. Discover how consolidating supply chains can help realise the benefits of this tech-foscused era.

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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 McLarens 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 New Zealand 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.
Technology is enhancing the efficiency and security of our entire logistics operations. That’s why we’re embracing state-of-the-art digital innovations and technological advancements across our global network. We use secure blockchain software, automated storage and packing robots that can optimise end-to-end logistics processes and keep the automotive industry’s cargo flowing seamlessly.
As a global business, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions. Our sustainability strategy focuses on investing in digital innovations to boost efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions, which in turn creates increasingly sustainable and cost-effective logistics solutions for our customers.
We’re rightly proud of our long-standing relationship with global automotive manufacturers and our customers recognise that experience and expertise count. We combine our automotive know-how with cutting-edge infrastructure and a toolbox of solutions to help your business grow. It’s no wonder we are trusted to handle 10% of the world’s cargo.
We deliver integrated, end-to-end automotive logistics that simplify and manage your supply chains with full visibility. Our solutions remove multiple third parties, allowing us to partner with your business directly and build you agile solutions that meet your company’s specific needs.