DP World posts 10 percent profit rise

DP World of Dubai, the world’s fourth largest ports operator, said on Wednesday its net profits rose 10 percent in the first half compared with a year ago thanks to strong container turnover.

By (AFP)

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Published: Wed 18 Aug 2010, 2:44 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 9:47 AM

“Net profit after tax from continuing operations was up 10 percent to 206 million dollars,” DP World said, noting that the result in the corresponding period last year was 188 million dollars.

“The return of container volume growth across our portfolio in the first half of the year and our success in maintaining container revenue per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) slightly ahead of the prior period has allowed DP World to deliver revenue growth of five percent,” it said.

The return was achieved “despite a small decline in non-container revenues,” it added.

The company did not post any quarterly results.

Revenues hit 1.46 billion dollars, compared with 1.38 billion dollars in the first half of 2009. Consolidated throughput was up seven percent to 13.2 million TEU, compared with 12.3 million TEU previously.

DP World operates 50 terminals in 31 countries.

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