the Future

Message from the Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

"The vision of DP World is to lead the future of world trade, and in 2016 our global network of marine terminals and complementary infrastructure allowed us to move decisively towards this goal."

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Our Company

What We Do, Where We Operate

Trade is the life force of the global economy and DP World is at its heart.

With multiple businesses operating at key stages of the supply chain, we help our customers move cargo seamlessly and efficiently around the world.

DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world by throughput

  • 78
  • Our portfolio consists of 78 marine and inland terminals
with 36,500+ people
  • from 103 countries
handling 174,000+TEU a day

operating more than 1,660 cranes across the world

serving around 66,000 vessels
a year
  • that’s 180 vessels
    a day

Middle East, Europe and Africa

  • 19

  • 38

    operating terminals
  • 39m

    TEU capacity

Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent

  • 11

  • 26

    operating terminals
  • 35m

    TEU capacity

Australia and Americas

  • 12

  • 14

    operating terminals
  • 11m

    TEU capacity
Our Purpose

Add Value

To deliver exceptional customer service and build lasting partnerships through global excellence and local know how.

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Think Ahead

To foresee change and innovate to create the most efficient, safe and profitable trade solutions.

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Build a Legacy

To ensure everything we do leaves long-term benefits for the world we live in.

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Adding Value

Investment Platform


Financial vehicle established In partnership with the giant Canadian infrastructure investor, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec ("CDPQ").

In December 2016, DP World announced one of the most significant transactions in its history - the establishment of a $3.7 billion investment platform in partnership with one of the world’s largest pension funds, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec ("CDPQ"), Canada, reinforcing our strategic commitment to "Lead the Future of World Trade."

The joint venture provides us with a strong partner holding a shared vision of leadership in global port and terminal infrastructure. It gives DP World greater flexibility to capitalise on investment opportunities while maintaining our strong balance sheet. CDPQ will gain access to unrivalled industry expertise in the port and terminal business and access to first-class investment opportunities.

CDPQ is one of the biggest pension fund investors in the world, with net assets of CA$271 billion in 2016, and infrastructure investment is the fastest-growing part of its portfolio.

Thinking Ahead

Solar Programme


Rooftop solar modules Supplying 39MW during peak hours, delivering annual CO2 savings of more than 48,800 tons of carbon.


Cars This is the equivalent of taking more than 9,300 cars off the road for a year.

Sustainability has long been a watchword at DP World, and our commitment is reflected throughout all aspects of our operations. It is the only way forward for the next and future generations.

In 2016, we took the first steps in a project that will ultimately revolutionise the lives of thousands of people and safeguard our world, leaving a lasting and positive impact on the environment, economies and society.

DP World, in collaboration with DEWA’s Shams Dubai initiative, will install renewable energy devices in 44 locations and buildings in Jebel Ali and Mina Rashid. This is the largest solar rooftop project in the Middle East.

Phase 2 will roll out the project into other buildings in the Jebel Ali Free Zone and DP World UAE region, the final phase will extend the initiative to our international portfolio.

Building a Legacy

Global Education Programme

Global Education Programme: impacts in numbers since launch (May 2016)Schools

  • 95% of young people said they made a connection to the material.
  • 81% of young people said they developed new skills.
  • 98% of schools said the programme offered something different for students.
  • 95% of teachers said the course provided more than the school could have done.
  • 94% of teachers said they would be likely to recommend DP World as an employer.
We are taking the real world to the classroom to inspire the workers of tomorrow.

A milestone in 2016 was the launch of our Global Education Programme. Piloted in seven countries and now rolled out all over the world, it embodies the philosophy of Our World, Our Future: as leaders in our industry, it is our responsibility to invest in the future, to give today’s young people the knowledge and skills they will need to run the operations and economies of tomorrow.

We worked with education experts EdComs to develop a unique series of learning modules for 8 to 14 year-olds, designed to be delivered by our own employee volunteers at schools in their local communities. The nine modules are available in eight languages, and are being used in classrooms from Buenos Aires to Manila.

Our Performance

Financial Results



Margin increased to


Capital expenditure of


Revenue of


Gross volumes
ahead of the market estimate of

Gross throughput

TEU '000


$3.7 Billion

investment platform in partnership with CDPQ2

1 Drewry full year market estimate of 1.3%.

2 Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) is one of North America's largest pension fund managers.

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Our sustainability

Our World, Our Future

In February 2016, we launched Our World, Our Future – an ambitious programme that embeds sustainability at the heart of everything we do, across our network.

Our World, Our Future is a major long-term investment to drive best practice and foster innovation in sustainability around the world, while measuring and reporting on our progress.

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Our Governance

Chairman’s Introduction

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Good governance and risk management are core to our business achieving its objectives. The DP World business model integrates best practice in these areas and is the blueprint to achieving our vision as a Group: to lead the future of world trade. The implementation of good governance practices adds value to our performance, improves our strategic thinking, and allows us to run our business more effectively and better monitor the risks we face.

The Corporate Governance Report has been structured to align with the principles set out in the Corporate Governance Best Practice Standards as detailed in the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the “DFSA”) Markets Rules. It sets out the actions that we have taken in 2016 to implement these practices.