DP World unveils global freight forwarding network

DP World unveils global freight forwarding network

DP World has inaugurated the latest in a string of more than 100 freight forwarding offices across the world.

The offices already employ 1,000 staff, adding to DP World’s already 108,000-strong team and this is expected to grow significantly over the next 12 months, helping move more than 10 per cent of global trade every year.

DP World is expanding its freight forwarding services with a focus on air and ocean freight. The company will reportedly use its range of services, including ports, terminals, warehouses, trucks, rail and shipping services, along with its technology, to increase control and efficiency. The company will also collaborate with partners across the supply chain.

Beat Simon, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Logistics at DP World, said: “Our expansion in freight forwarding complements our end-to-end supply chain solutions and capabilities.

“Our asset–appropriate approach is a step-change for the freight forwarding industry that puts customers in the driving seat with more visibility and control and gives them the confidence to trade in today’s global market. 

“As we continue to grow our freight forwarding footprint, we are building a network that will cover more than 90 per cent of global trade. We are focused on densifying our network as we build a best-in-class, strong and resilient global capability.” 

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The growing service currently spans order and origin management, port handling and freight management for ocean and air, and at-destination services such as customs, drayage, logistics, last-mile delivery, deconsolidation, and bonded warehousing services.

This is all accessed through a single digital window that is backed by an integrated Global Services Centre that centralises back-end processes, made up of over 500 IT specialists, reported DP World.

The advanced digital system means customers can track their goods in real time and easily manage their cargo journey.

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Marco Nazzari, VP Commercial Freight Forwarding at DP World, said: “Our freight forwarding service uses our proprietary digital technology solutions to simplify global trade for our customers and give them more control.

However, it’s not just our digital solutions that offer a next-gen freight forwarding service: our people are foundational to our customers’ success. We employ over 1,000 team members and will continue to grow. 

“Leveraging an asset-appropriate approach, DP World utilises its digital tools, alongside the expertise and local know-how of its team, to make freight forwarding easier and more resilient from end to end.” 

Earlier this year, DP World announced it had gone fossil-free at both its UK logistics hubs with the removal of fossil diesel from its operations at London Gateway.

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