DP World launches 100 worldwide freight forwarding offices to boost healthcare logistics

By Liza Laws

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DP World, a global leader in supply chain solutions, has launched over 100 freight forwarding offices worldwide in a bold move aimed at bolstering support for the global healthcare sector.

This is the company's approach despite being amidst increasing disruptions to global trade.

With 1,000 jobs already created and plans for further expansion, DP World seeks to address the complex logistics challenges faced by the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

The expansion comes at a crucial time when businesses are prioritizing strategies to enhance resilience in their supply chains due to concerns about global trade disruptions caused by factors such as climate change, geopolitics, and inflation.

DP World's freight forwarding initiative seeks to provide bespoke solutions for the healthcare sector, combining infrastructure ownership with end-to-end services to offer increased control and resilience.

Refrigerated freight and cold storage

The company's toolbox of services includes ports, terminals, warehouses, trucks, rail, air, and ocean freight capabilities, supported by proprietary digital technology. This comprehensive approach enables DP World to offer specialized services such as refrigerated freight, cold storage, and distribution services tailored to the unique needs of the healthcare industry.

Marco Nazzari, VP of commercial freight forwarding at DP World, emphasized the importance of building resilience into healthcare supply chains.

He said: “Our freight forwarding expansion means pharma and healthcare companies can gain more visibility on their cargo and more control over their goods.”

DP World's freight forwarding service spans order and origin management, port handling, freight management for ocean and air, customs services, logistics, last-mile delivery, and bonded warehousing. Additionally, the company offers value-added services such as trade finance and commodity-specific services, all accessible through a single digital platform.

End-to-end supply chain solution

The expansion of DP World's freight forwarding capabilities represents a significant step in the company's evolution from a legacy ports and terminals operator to a full-service end-to-end supply chain solutions provider. With a workforce of over 45,000 personnel dedicated to logistics, DP World is poised to support the global healthcare sector across six continents.

As DP World continues to invest in innovation and technology, it aims to further streamline trade processes and minimize disruptions, ultimately driving trade flow and creating opportunities for customers and communities worldwide.

DP World is a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, dedicated to making the world's trade flow better. With a diverse team of over 108,100 employees from 161 nationalities across 74 countries, DP World is committed to pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain fit for the future.

Through its Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics, and Technology divisions, DP World integrates global infrastructure with local expertise to deliver efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions. By investing in innovation and disruptive technology, DP World aims to reshape the future of trade and create new possibilities for global commerce.

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