DP World handled 55m teu across its global portfolio of container terminals during 2013, the company has announced, with gross container volumes rising by 0.7% on a like-for-like basis.
The second half of the year delivered a stronger performance as volumes grew 3.6%, again on a like-for-like basis. On a reported basis gross volumes declined 1.9% mainly due to the monetisation of one of the company’s Hong Kong assets.
The stronger second-half performance was evident in all three reporting regions (Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Americas and Australia), largely driven by an improved performance in the company’s Asia Pacific, Australia and UAE terminals. Meanwhile Europe continues to show signs of stability.