DP World has reported a 7% decline in gross container volume in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period last year, owing to lower volumes in the Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
The operator says it handled 12.8 million teu across its global portfolio as operating conditions [...]
Industrial action taken at Sydney’s Port Botany in December last year has led to legal action being initiated by stevedore DP World against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and two of its senior officials.
DPW is suing for losses it says it incurred during the industrial action on December 18 and 19.
A preliminary [...]
DP World’s operations in the Indian state of Kerala are set for a massive boost following an end to a two-year struggle with local shipping laws.
The Dubai ports operator yesterday received its first transhipment service at its International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) in Kochi.
Business at the terminal has suffered since it opened in [...]
From the International Transport Workers’ Federation:
ITF dockers’ unions are being asked to demonstrate their solidarity for workers in the Port of Brisbane, Australia who are facing huge job losses, contracting out, casualisation and a cut in working conditions as a result of automation plans from employer DP World (DPW).
The ITF dockers’ section [...]
From Ahram Online:
1,200 workers say that Dubai-based DP World had promised permanent employment and has failed to deliver. ‘DP World’s management of the port is a failure,’ said union leader Mostafa Ali. ‘They are failing in all of the seaports under their management – in the Port of Aden in Yemen and [...]
MUA rally for safety
Waterfront workers today are protesting at major ports and stevedoring headquarters around Australia to demand a national safety code, following the death of 56 year-old Newcastle wharfie, Greg Fitzgibbon last month.
A 20 tonne pallet of aluminium ingots on board the Weaver Arrow crushed Mr Fitzgibbon on September 23.
2,700 dockworkers are on strike at Ain Sokhna port in Egypt to demand the reinstatment of eight of their colleagues by DP World.
Dubai Ports World, the company operating the Ain Sokhna port, filed charges against striking workers on Monday, accusing them of costing the company LE40 million (USD $6,550,000) in just five days.
Daily News Egypt cited Suez state security head, General Adel Refaat, as saying Friday that nearly 2,700 workers are protesting the firing of eight fellow port workers.
2,700 Ain al-Sokhna port workers demand the return of eight fired colleagues
A strike at an Egyptian Suez Canal port Oct. 13 left Cairo’s main cargo [...]
Two recent news items about DP World:
Dubai’s DP World is selling its breakbulk terminal in Antwerp to focus on its core container operations at the Belgian port. … DP World will concentrate its deep-sea container traffic in Antwerp, Europe’s third-largest box hub, at its 42.5 percent-owned Antwerp Gateway Terminal, which it operates in partnership [...]
Dubai ports operator DP World reported flat profit growth against the backdrop of a “challenging” global economic environment but said its focus on emerging markets would allow it to continue to outperform the rest of the industry.
The world’s third-largest port operator reported net profit of $283m in the first half of 2012, compared with [...]
MUA boss Paddy Crumlin says he will seek international union support for a campaign against Patrick. Picture: Sam Mooy Source: News Limited.
The maritime union has threatened an international campaign to disrupt Patrick’s Port Botany operations, vowing to “fight to the death” controversial plans by owner Asciano to unilaterally replace employees with machines.
From the Maritime Union of Australia:
Patrick risks reigniting a bitter industrial dispute on the country’s waterfront after unveiling plans to slash more than half the wharfies employed at its container operations at Sydney’s Port Botany.
The stevedoring business – a division of Australia’s largest listed ports operator, Asciano – will lay off 270 of [...]
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust handles more than 55% of India’s container cargo and has three terminals at its facility. JNPT operates one container terminal, while DP World and APM Terminals operate the other two. The strike is at the APM Terminal, shown here before the strike, due to the hiring of ‘outsiders.’
Private container [...]
Global terminal giants such as APM Terminals of Denmark, DP World of Dubai and Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) have continued to spurn India’s tariff fixing. Their complaint has been that the guidelines set by the government needs a review and the port regulator – Tariff Authority of Major Ports (Tamp) is creating a difficult [...]
DP World reported a 9.5 percent increase in container traffic in the first quarter to 13.8 million 20-foot equivalent units, driven by double-digit gains at its terminals in Asia-Pacific and the Indian-sub-continent.
Excluding the contribution from new capacity, like-for-like growth was 7.4 percent, the Dubai-based company said in a trading statement.
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