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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 April 2018: DP World Limited handled 17.6 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first quarter of 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 7.3% year-on-year on a reported basis, and 8.4% on a like-for-like basis, well ahead of Drewry Maritime’s industry estimate of 4.6% global throughput growth for 1Q2018.
The first quarter witnessed a continuation of the recovery in global trade and all three regions delivered growth, especially our terminals in Europe, Middle East & Africa and Australia. UAE continues to deliver stable growth and handled 3.8 million TEU, growing 2.9% year-on-year in 1Q2018.
At a consolidated level, our terminals handled 9.2 million TEU during the first quarter of 2018, a 6.6% improvement in performance on a reported basis and up 6.8% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis.
 Like for like gross container volume does not include volumes at Berbera (Somaliland), Limassol (Cyprus), Doraleh (Djibouti) and Saigon (Vietnam).
 Drewry Maritime Research published updated global throughput growth numbers in the Container Forecaster 1Q2018 in March 2018.
 Consolidated throughput is throughput from all terminals where the group has control as per IFRS.
 Like for like consolidated container volume does not include volumes at Berbera (Somaliland), Limassol (Cyprus), Doraleh (Djibouti), Saigon (Vietnam) and normalizes for the consolidation of Embraport (Brazil).