DP World Limited has handled 59.6 million TEU terminals in the first nine months of the year in spite of decelerated growth rates.
Gross container volumes increased by 2 per cent year-on-year on a reported basis.
In the third quarter of this year, DP World handled 20.1 million TEU, up 1.5 per cent year-on-year.
Q3 gross volume growth was mainly driven by Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Americas, and Australia with a strong performance from Qingdao (China), ATI (Philippines), LCIT (Thailand), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Vancouver (Canada), Posorja (Ecuador), Santos (Brazil), and Australia.
Jebel Ali Port (UAE) handled 3.5 million TEU in 3Q2022, up 2.0 per cent year-on-year.
“We report another robust set of throughput figures with nine-month volume growth of 2.5 per cent, which is once again ahead of industry growth of 1.1 per cent,” said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World.
“As expected, growth rates have decelerated due to the more challenging market conditions, but global trade continues to remain resilient, and our portfolio is expected to continue to outperform the market.
“Looking ahead, the near-term outlook remains uncertain given the geopolitical environment, inflationary pressures, and currency fluctuations but we remain positive on the medium to long term outlook for global trade.”
Upon completion in 2023, the 82,000 square-metre intermodal terminal will link an area that contributes 50 per cent of Romania’s industrial GDP directly with rail connections across Europe and all the way to China.