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DP World Southampton port licence extended until 2047

UK, November 2, 2015

Dubai-based DP World Limited, a leading global marine terminal operator, has agreed with Associated British Ports (ABP) to extend its license agreement for DP World Southampton, UK, for a further 25 years until 2047.  

Additionally, DP World also announced that it has acquired the remaining 49 per cent stake in DP World Southampton from ABP, making DP World the sole owner of the business, said a statement from the company.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World, said: “We are delighted to announce the 25 year extension of the license agreement for DP World Southampton, which is one of the most efficient terminals in the UK and the only deep-sea container terminal on the south coast of England.”

“Also, through full ownership of DP World Southampton, we will now be able to combine with DP World London Gateway, the newest deep-sea container terminal and logistics park at the heart of the UK’s biggest consumer markets, to offer our customers the best possible service and long term growth in the UK. A unique and very exciting proposition,” he added.  

Ganesh Raj, senior vice president and managing director of DP World in Europe and Russia, said: “This news underlines our commitment to the UK and our ongoing presence in developed markets as an important part of our global network. I look forward to the synergies that the two ports will bring to our operations and the contribution they make to the UK economy, infrastructure and local employment.”

James Cooper, chief executive at ABP, said: “This isn’t just good news for the port of Southampton but this is good news for the entire city. The deal provides a solid foundation for the continued growth and development of the UK’s most productive container port,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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