2012 Review

  • April 2012

    London, UK

    On 23 April 2012, to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of British maritime group P&O, DP World unveiled a prestigious and fascinating book telling the P&O story through the eyes of those who travelled with, worked for and managed P&O over the years, richly illuminated by works from the official P&O Heritage Collection. Having acquired the P&O Group in 2006, DP World is the proud preserver of the P&O Heritage Collection which includes more than 25,000 documents, paintings, photographs and memorabilia dating back to the formation of P&O in 1837.

  • May 2012

    Melbourne, Australia

    In May 2012, DP World Melbourne commissioned eight new energy efficient diesel-electric straddle carriers with a total of 22 on site by the end of 2012. Based on the performance of the initial set of six over a 12 month period, the diesel electric straddle carriers are operating at 11% lower fuel consumption than the existing diesel hydraulic straddle carriers. The use of this energy-efficient equipment is important in reducing DP World’s carbon footprint at Australia’s largest commercial port and provides greater container handling capacity.

  • June 2012

    UAE, Dubai

    On 27 and 28 June 2012, DP World and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly convened the second UAE Counter-Piracy Conference under the theme “A Regional Response to Maritime Piracy: Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships and Strengthening Global Engagement.” The conference participants welcomed the progress made in combating maritime piracy over the past year and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen the Public Private Partnership in the search for a sustainable solution to the issue of piracy.

  • November 2012

    Mumbai, India

    DP World announced the receipt of the Letter of Award from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Government of India, to build and operate a single berth facility of 330 metres quay length alongside its existing terminal operation at Nhava Sheva, Mumbai (India). The new quay will be equipped with four rail mounted quay cranes and twelve rubber tyred gantry cranes and is expected to be operational in 2015 with an annual handling capacity of 800,000 TEU1 and a draft of 13.5 metres.

    1 TEU means twenty foot equivalent container units.

  • December 2012

    London, UK

    DP World’s London Gateway received its first ship, which delivered four new automatic stacking cranes. The automated cranes will operate throughout the day and night and will therefore ensure a new level of port reliability for the UK market. The stacking areas for shipping containers will have dedicated land-side and quay-side equipment which means that road vehicles will always have equipment dedicated to their needs.

  • December 2012

    Dubai, UAE

    In a special ceremony at Jebel Ali, Chairman H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem formally oversaw the installation of the last 65 tonne block which completed the 2752 block foundation of the extended quay wall for the one million TEU expansion of Jebel Ali Container Terminal 2. The expansion, scheduled to open for business in the second quarter of 2013, extends the quay wall by 400 metres to 3000 metres, allowing the simultaneous handling of six 15,000 TEU mega‑vessels.