DP World's volumes decreased in the first half of the year

DP World saw its volumes drop in an "unprecedented and challenging" first half of the year for the shipping sector, that has been marred by the coronavirus. But the terminal operator is positive about the longer term prospects.

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Dubai-based shipping group DP World saw its volumes drop in the first half of the year, which was characterized by the coronavirus crisis.

Across its portfolio of port terminals, the company handled 33.9 million teu in the first six months of 2020, which was a 5.3 percent setback compared to last year. In terms of the company's like-for-like business, volumes dropped 3.9 percent.

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