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DP World handled fewer containers in the third quarter

Arabian port company DP World handled fewer containers in the third quarter of this year, despite the amount increasing slightly at the company's primary ports.

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DP World, which is one of the world's largest port companies and a competitor to Maersk's APM Terminals, handled slightly fewer containers overall in the third quarter than they did last year.

An update from DP World shows that the group's collective volume of containers fell by 1.6 percent in the third quarter of 2019 to 17.7 million teu, down from 18.0 million teu in the same period in 2018.

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