DP World Annual Report & Accounts 2021
Our value proposition to customers is to provide high-quality infrastructure with an ecosystem that allows trade to thrive
As the dynamics of global trade keep evolving, the need for focused zones of developed infrastructure, with ready access to international shipping, has increased. Global manufacturing operations have sought out such locations, looking for ways to getcloser to their customers, improve their logistics and expand into new markets.
In response, we have drawn on our unique experience of developing and managing the massive Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) in Dubai and applied it to other international locations. We now own, develop and operate industrial parks, economic zones and specialist facilities around the world that help keep trade flowing.
Our value proposition to customers is to provide high-quality infrastructure with an ecosystem that allows trade to thrive. We also benefit from long-term leases and our business has remained stable despite the challenging environment. Customers have benefitted from being near a port. This year, we broke new ground to develop the economic zone in Berbera, Somaliland, while adding one more terminal to our port that offers 500,000 TEUs capacity, further enhancing our integrated offering.
We have also started construction of a free zone facility in Mumbai, India, and we are exploring various growth opportunities in the Americas.