The first ever UK to China export train has departed from DP World London Gateway’s rail terminal in South Essex, with containers full of British goods.

DP World’s chairman and ceo has met with President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela to explore logistics and industrial parks and other opportunities related to the Panama Canal expansion.

DP World will continue to drive forward with its global expansion plans, despite challenging market conditions and the possibility of protectionist policies from US President Donald Trump.

The Dubai-based global port operator DP World has announced stronger than expected financial results, having achieved $1.13bn net profit in 2016, a 28% increase on $883m profit in 2015.

Global container shipping consortium THE Alliance has announced that all of its mainline UK calls will be handled by DP World terminals. 

France’s CMA CGM has joined the chase for control of Greece’s Thessaloniki port, view as an East Mediterranean hub for Eastern Europe.

DP World has been cleared of all charges of misconduct in connection with the award of a 50-year concession to operate the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in Djibouti.

The leading men at DP World and Tesla have met to discuss how Tesla’s technology can improve DP World’s global operations. 

DP World has announced a 2.2% increase in gross container volumes across its worldwide portfolio on a like-for-like basis in 2016. 

DP World has awarded a contract to Kalmar for the supply of 13 empty container handlers.

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