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DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 50 terminals and 11 new developments across 31 countries (as of 4th November 2010). Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
DP World aims to enhance customers' supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo.
Africa is one of DP World's focus areas for long term investment and through a series of new acquisitions in Djibouti, Mozambique, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Senegal, DP World has achieved a true footprint in one of the most challenging continents, creating employment opportunities and stimulating infrastructure investment programs.
DP World Cargo Services (Pty) Ltd ("DPWCS") has been trading in South Africa since April 1998.
DP World through a subsidiary, holds 70% of the shares in DPWCS.
DP World's number one priority is the safety of its people and thus the number one priority of its
subsidiaries is also safety.
A holding company of the size of DP World offers its subsidiaries huge financial, educational, operational,
managerial and safety support along with our BBBEE partners Nationwide Cargo Terminals (Pty) Ltd.
Nationwide Cargo Terminals (Pty) Ltd, a Black Owned Company, has been partners with DPWCS since
2002. The companies have a very strong relationship and are involved with the management of the
company on a day to day basis. A true partnership has flourished between the two companies and both
parties bring valuable expertise to the table.
DPWCS provides a full range of stevedoring and ancillary services (i.e. lashing, securing and tally) in the
ports of Durban, Richards Bay, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth with the Head Office being situated in
Container stevedoring is a key focus for DPWCS, being part of the global operation that focuses on
container terminal management and operation.
DPWCS continues to place strong emphasis on bulk and breakbulk commodities for liner principals in
addition to major shippers and importers. It operates unique conveyor hopper systems for the effective
discharge of bulk cargoes into both road and rail. Three new third generation hopper systems have been
positioned in Cape Town.
DPWCS has a fleet of some 17 forklift trucks, ranging from 4 – 25 tonnes, 12 payloaders and other bulk
Our holding company DP World gives us access to centuries worth of experience, information
technologies, support and services, coupled with local experience and practices to provide the best
possible services to our clients and with a strong competition to keep us at the forefront of stevedoring in
DPWCS employs 226 permanent staff and approximately 500 outsourced workers on a monthly
DPWCS accounts are maintained in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS")
and our auditors are KPMG Inc.