DP World handled 19.7 million TEU across its global portfolio of container terminals in the second quarter of 2021, with gross container volumes increasing by 17.6% year-on-year on a reported basis and 17.1% on a like-for-like basis. Growth in the second quarter of 2021 accelerated right across the business, with all regions delivering a strong performance, but especially terminals in India, Europe, Australia and Americas. Its key UAE gateway, Jebel Ali handled 3.4 million TEU in this quarter, up 4.2% year-on-year.
Over the first half of the year, DP World handled 38.6 million TEU in total. Gross container volumes increased by 13.9% year-on-year on a reported basis and 13.3% on a like-for-like basis.
Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, commented: “We are delighted to report another strong volume performance Looking ahead, the near-term outlook remains positive, but we do expect growth rates to moderate in the second half of 2021. Furthermore, we remain mindful that the Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical uncertainty could once-again disrupt the global economic recovery.”