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Dubai port firm says trade starting to stabilize

Dubai port firm says trade starting to stabilize

Cargo handler DP World says trade volumes appear to be stabilizing after suffering their worst slump in decades because of the economic downturn.
The world's fourth-largest port operator says overall third-quarter cargo container volumes are down 6 percent over the same period a year earlier. That is a slower decline than the 10 percent drop the Dubai company reported in the first half.
Despite expected challenges in the fourth quarter, the company says it is on track to meet market expectations.
Chief Executive Mohammed Sharaf called the third-quarter numbers encouraging, and says the company is "beginning to see early signs of stability across the industry."
DP World runs ports in 32 countries worldwide.


Updated : 2021-04-19 09:10 GMT+08:00