09 April 2018
9th April 2018, Dusseldorf: The recent challenges of wait times at the Port of Antwerp and Port of Rotterdam has had an adverse impact on DP World Inland Group´s barge handling capability.
The waiting times and distortions in barge handling at these ports have made planning very challenging for DP World Inland Group. The company has engaged with all stakeholders to try and find a workable permanent solution but to date this turned out as impossible to be realised.
After performing extensive trials to help reduce this adverse impact faced by DP World Inland at these ports, the results have not seen a marked improvement and we foresee a negative trajectory in barge handling going forward.
DP World Inland will be introducing a surcharge per container for barge transports from and to the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam. This surcharge will help to respond to the impact of this current volatility of barge handling key cost areas at these ports. For over six months DP World Logistics Europe has absorbed all these costs.
Dr. Martin Neese, Managing Director of DP World Inland commented “After robustly reviewing the situation and after our efforts for more than half a year to find countermeasures, we now have to state that a congestion surcharge is the only realistic way forward. This surcharge will enable us to keep prices as low as possible while enabling us to react to future changes.”
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Dr. Martin Neese
DP World Inland
Tel: +49 175 1846325
About DP World:
DP World  is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.
Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2017, DP World handled 70.1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88.2 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.
About DP World Inland:
DP World Inland is the logistics arm in mainland Europe and consists of five inland container terminals with over 200 employees, offering intermodal trade enabling solutions in the trimodal area.
 As of February 2018