Emirati logistics company connects South American and South African exporters with Asia

DP World

DP World has added a number of new trade routes in the first three quarters of 2022, providing more options for fruit exporters.

According to a report from the Khaleej Times, the UAE-based logistics company added more than 23,000 nautical miles of new routes connecting the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Tiemen Meester, DP World’s chief operating officer of ports and terminals said the company has tried to provide alternative to globally congested route and ports.

“Our purpose is to make trade flow. By bringing together our world-leading capabilities in road, rail, sea and ports, we’re able to provide new trading opportunities that connect cargo owners with their customers, whatever their products and wherever they are in the world,” Meester said.

“Our new routes provide Central American fruit suppliers access to Asia, the UK and Western Europe, and African citrus growers access to new markets in the Middle East and South Asia,” he said.

“Ultimately, we aim to create better, more sustainable and more efficient ways to move cargo for our customers. We use cutting-edge innovations that create new ways to take goods to market where none exist or add alternatives where supply chains are subpar.”

Some of the new routes created included connections India, Middle East and Africa, and new connections between Latin America, Europe and Asia.

In one instance French shipping line, CMA CGM launched a new service in August from DP World Posorja at Guayaquil port, connecting the country to Asia. This direct connection provided improved access to Asia for Ecuador’s fruit and cocoa producers.