Friday Focus: DP World Marks Crane Arrival


DP World Australia has emphasised the importance of investing in infrastructure after its new cranes from ZPMC arrived at its terminals in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The Dubai-based terminal operator, the biggest in Australia, has seen its handling of larger vessels more than triple in three years, and has responded by what it calls “investing in the future”.

It hopes this latest infrastructure purchase will help it “stay competitive in our dynamic industry”.

The company, which has seen its first half profits rise by 18.1% in 2018, has been investing in infrastructure technology in its terminals around the world, including inland logistics hubs.

Read more about DP World's plans for the future by reading a Port Technology technical paper

Max Kruse, Chief Operations Officer (COO), DP World Australia, commented: “Over the past three years we’ve seen the larger vessels go from being 18% of our business, to 45% and 85%. The global scene has changed dramatically to seeing container vessels around the world upsizing dramatically.”

Paul Schurrah, Managing Director and CEO of DP World Australia, said: “We define ourselves against our competitors by the level of care that we inject into our business, not just through our customers, but also our people.”

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