DP World Australia bags seven A3 contracts


New service will see DP World handle up to 100,000 additional containers per annum

DP World Australia bags seven A3 contracts
DP World Australia MD and CEO Paul Scurrah.

 

DP World Australia eastern terminals can expect more container throughput in future.

The stevedore has won seven new contracts on Asia Australia Consortium (A3 consortium’s) Asia to Australia service.

Under the new contract, DP World will handle ships on the:

  • northern loop – Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • central loop – Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • southern loop – Melbourne.

"A3 is the largest consortium tender to go to the market in the past few years, so we’re delighted to have won the contract to handle most of the volume on these new premium trade routes to and from Asia," DP World Australia chief commercial officer Brian Gillespie says.

DP World Australia MD Paul Scurrah says the new services will bring up to 100,000 additional containers per annum.

"The success of the A3 tender is a major win for DP World Australia in a very competitive marketplace, and was the first tender to go to a market with three competitors bidding in all three east coast ports — Brisbane, Sydney and now Melbourne," Scurrah says.

The A3 consortium comprises shipping lines Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), ANL and Cosco Container Lines (Coscon).

It connects Australia’s eastern ports including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with ports in Asia.

The new service is expected to begin towards the end of next month or early November.

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