DP World looks to Duisport for Jebel Ali hinterland concept

  • Duisport commissioned to design integrated port-hinterland concept at DP World flagship

Duisport has been commissioned by Dubai-based terminal operator DP World to design an integrated port-hinterland concept at its flagship Jebel Ali Port.

Part of the planned master plan is a detailed market analysis as well as a feasibility study to optimise transport chains and to develop logistics areas.

“The Port of Jebel Ali is seen to be the flagship project in the Middle East,” commented Duisburger Hafen CEO, Erich Staake.

“With this assignment DP World is underlining its trust in our know-how and our many years of experience in intermodal transport concepts.”

The Port of Jebel Ali is among the ten largest container ports in the world and, as a distribution centre for the Arabian Peninsula and parts of Asia, serves a market of almost two billion people. In 2012 alone 13.3 million TEU were handled.

In the next four months Duisport will carry out a comprehensive market analysis in order to identify the necessary measures and infrastructure conditions to optimise the hinterland. In addition to the infrastructure, flows of goods and potential logistics areas will also be investigated.

“An optimal integrated hinterland concept is essential for the large sea ports to guarantee quick and efficient supply of goods to and from the port,” added Staake.

“At the same time this cooperation is a further important step in our internationalization strategy, which we are continually developing.”

“As early as last year Duisport had prepared an integrated logistics and infrastructure concept on the “Sao Paulo – Santos Logistics Corridor” for the Brazilian government.”

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