Mike Bhaskaran, COO Logistics & Technology, DP World
Demand for digital solutions has never been higher and will only keep growing. We are leveraging technology to create value for our customers and help drive growth.
Mike Bhaskaran, COO Logistics & Technology, DP World
  • The Digital Freight Alliance from DP World celebrates its 2,000th member
  • Rapid growth with 1,000 members in less than a year attests to surging interest

DP World, the leading provider of smart supply chain solutions, today announced that its independent freight forwarding membership network, the Digital Freight Alliance (DFA), has hit the 2,000 mark in its rapid expansion of members since its foundation in 2020.

Digital Freight Alliance members benefit from a suite of web-based logistics and supply chain tools, which help to save time and money. Members also have access to a global freight forwarding network that allows them to expand opportunities for their business and meet freight partners globally with coverage currently extending to over 190 countries.

Through networking, members can help each other understand the market and how to approach customers with more certainty. Membership offers the opportunity to increase sales online by using its Logistics Explorer rate management solution. With a dedicated Account Manager to promote their services even more, members can get access to cutting-edge web-tools for digital logistics transformation.

Payment protection for members offers peace of mind for transportation transactions between members, delivering industry leading compensation lead times. The DFA will be introducing a further range of products related to trade finance and container leasing in 2022.

Mike Bhaskaran, Chief Operating Officer, Logistics and Technology, DP World said: “This announcement is a testament to the success of our ongoing commitment to enabling freight forwarders worldwide to prosper during difficult times. The alliance is the ultimate ecosystem of applications, sharpening logistics workflows featuring shipping schedules, point-to-point cargo tracking, online quotations, paperwork automation, smart booking management and much more. Demand for digital solutions has never been higher and will only keep growing. We are leveraging technology to create value for our customers and help drive growth."

Jaydeep Mehta, Director, Mehta Brothers Freight Forwarders Pvt. Ltd, spoke of the company’s membership of the Digital Freight Alliance: “We chose to be part of the Digital Freight Alliance as it presented a good opportunity for mutual and beneficial growth, and our incorporation was very smooth. Our alliance with the DFA is only for a year but I would certainly extend this partnership long into the future because of the transparency it brings to our business.”

For more information visit df-alliance.com.  

About DP World

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of over 150 operations in over 45 countries across six continents, with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to both the economy and society.

Our dedicated team of more than 46,000 employees from 120 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than 50% of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled 71.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 91 million TEU is expected to rise in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, DP World aims to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

DP World celebrates 2,000 members of the Digital Freight Alliance