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DP World launches global freight forwarding network

Photo`; DP World Loading of cargo containers to airplane
Dubai-headquartered DP World has inaugurated the latest in a string of more than 100 freight forwarding offices across the world.

DP World said that with businesses seeking increased control over their supply chains, its expansion comes at a pivotal time for the global logistics and supply chain industry.

By expanding its freight forwarding offering, with a focus on air and ocean freight. DP World said it will deploy a ‘toolbox’ of services or capabilities made up of ports, terminals, warehouses, trucks, rail and shipping services to increase control and resilience, supported by proprietary digital technology, whilst also working with complementary partners across the supply chain to boost efficiency.

Miami is the latest office to open its doors.

“Our expansion in freight forwarding complements our end-to-end supply chain solutions and capabilities. Our asset – appropriate approach is a step-change for the freight forwarding industry that puts customers in the driving seat with more visibility and control and giving them confidence to trade in today’s global market,” said Beat Simon, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Logistics at DP World.

“As we continue to grow our freight forwarding footprint, we are building a network that will cover more than 90% of global trade. We are focused on densifying our network as we build a best-in-class, strong and resilient global capability,” he added.

DP World offers a variety of value-add services including embedded trade finance, commodity-specific services, cars in containers, transload and advanced hubs and more.

Marco Nazzari, VP Commercial Freight Forwarding at DP World said that “our freight forwarding service uses our proprietary digital technology solutions to simplify global trade for our customers and give them more control. However, it’s not just our digital solutions that offer a next-gen freight forwarding service: our people are foundational to our customers’ success.