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DP World Newsletter Special Edition

Glen Hilton, CEO & MD for Asia Pacific, DP World

Trade is fundamental to the global economy, with Ports and Terminals being the main departure and arrival points for 90% of the world’s trade. It is crucial that port and terminal operators take a holistic approach to solving challenges.

Among the many lessons of the pandemic was the fundamental importance of maintaining supply chain resilience. Now that the global economy and international travel have reopened in full force, the maritime & logistics sector must focus on driving new innovations and establishing cross-sector collaborations to ensure that global supply chains can stand firm against headwinds.

Nowhere is this need for innovation and partnership more acute than in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, which accounts for more than a third of global exports and imports. Today, we operate 18 ports and terminals across APAC, but the size and diversity of the region offer vast opportunities for growth. Just this year, we broke ground on a new container 

terminal in East Java, Indonesia. Once open, it will have capacity of up to 3 million TEUs and adjacent to it will be an industrial and logistics park, with an initial land area of 110 hectares and scope for future expansion. The DP World Busan Terminal in South Korea is set to be the world’s first terminal to implement the BOXBAY high-bay storage system, which will dramatically increase operational productivity by allowing direct access to each container at any given point in time. In the Philippines, the recent modernisation of Batangas Port has helped it become the busiest car-carrier terminal in the country and play a larger role in improving inter-island connectivity across the archipelago. These developments – and more – underscore DP World's substantial impact on APAC's maritime trade landscape.

As a leading provider of supply chain solutions in APAC and around the world, we are delighted to be named the Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) ‘Lead Global Port Partner’ for 2023. It is through our global network of ports and terminals that we enable the movement of goods seamlessly and securely around the world. Our approach is forward-facing and long-term – investing in smart technology to lead the future of world trade whilst protecting our people and our planet through world-class safety and environmental standards. Our goal is to help business and their customers streamline operations, lower costs and reduce environmental impact.  

With under a week to go until the doors for TOC Asia open, we look forward to welcoming you to the renowned Container Supply Chain Conference, alongside the TECH TOC Conference which will feature the latest developments that are transforming and revolutionising the industry. Our subject matter experts will be speaking and presenting across the two days of TOC Asia. Kickstarting with the plenary session on Tuesday 28th November, to discussing our holistic approach to the energy transition on Wednesday 29th November.

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