Our History

Our History

An integral partner in Australia’s trade for over 40 years


P&0 Maritime come to Australia

We have a long and rich history of port operations in Australia.

DP World Australia was once part of the now amalgamated Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (“P&O”), a much-recognised presence in Australia since the British company opened their marine branch in Australia in the late sixties.


Dubai Ports International

In 1991, Dubai Ports International (DPI) was established, with its first project at Jeddah Islamic Port.

Between 1999 and 2005 its expertise was applied to managing ports in the Middle East, India, and Europe.


1-Stop founded in Australia

A 50 percent joint venture with Patrick Terminal's established 1-Stop Connections, a container management system for ports that tracks consignments from pick ­up to final destination.

1-Stop is a world leader in developing innovative solutions for the global port community.


CSX acquired

In acquiring international terminal business CSX World Terminals (CSX WT) in 2005, DPI formally bridged the network between East and West, with new operations in North Asia, and further expansion of their global network in Europe and the Americas.

Through CSX, DPI acquired a terminal in Adelaide, Australia.

DP World formed

Following the CSX WT acquisition, DPI officially merged with the Dubai Ports Authority (DPA) to become a single successful commercial entity - DP World.

The move was aimed at creating one of the largest port operators in the world.