Year established 2005
DP World operates multiple businesses in the shipping, maritime, logistics and terminal management arenas, and now has a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals around the world – which is supported by more than 50 related businesses in 40 countries. The core business remains container handling, which generates more than three quarters of its revenue.
Founded in 2005, the company rapidly expanded through the purchase of the P&O group, the world’s fourth largest ports operator, for $7bn. It has since risen to wider prominence through the sponsorship of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament, which concludes the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.