DP World Expands North American Footprint with New Freight Forwarding Offices in Texas

The strategic expansion to Dallas and Houston strengthens DP World’s regional connectivity and ability to provide seamless end-to-end supply chain solutions across the Americas.
May 16, 2024 9:00 AM ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 16, 2024 /3BL/ - DP World, a global leader in supply chain solutions, announces a strategic expansion of its North American freight forwarding network with two new offices in Texas. The new locations in Dallas and Houston mark a significant step in enhancing regional connectivity and affirming DP World’s dedication to delivering comprehensive supply chain solutions across the Americas.

These new additions are part of the company’s global expansion of its freight forwarding network, announced earlier this year. As a leading provider of supply chain solutions, DP World has established over 100 new freight forwarding offices globally since mid-2023, including new 15 locations strategically positioned throughout the Americas. This expansion strengthens the company's presence in the region, and builds upon existing operations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Suriname.

Texas is a crucial hub for freight forwarding due to its strategic position in the southern United States. Its proximity to major ports along the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican border makes it an ideal location for freight moving between the U.S., Mexico, and beyond. Additionally, Texas's robust infrastructure, substantial trade volumes, and economic growth further underscore its importance as a focal point for freight forwarding activities.

Looking ahead, DP World plans to open a total of 180 offices worldwide, complementing its extensive network of more than 430 business units in 86 countries. Future office openings are planned across the United States, Mexico City, Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Itajai (Brazil). 

The expansion aligns with increasing demand for robust supply chain control as DP World aims to enhance its freight forwarding capabilities, particularly in air and ocean freight. Leveraging its comprehensive portfolio of global assets, including ports, terminals, warehouses, trucks, rail, and shipping services, DP World seeks to bolster control, resilience, and efficiency throughout the supply chain.

Terry Donohoe, Senior Vice President of Freight Forwarding at DP World Americas, said: “Our focused expansion will provide more value to our customers, enabling seamless access to our network within North America. With decades of trade expertise across the entire supply chain, we are well-positioned to efficiently move goods while ensuring resilience and end-to-end visibility for our customers.”

DP World remains committed to offering a wide range of services, including order and origin management, port handling, and freight management for ocean and air transport, complemented by destination services such as customs clearance, logistics, last-mile delivery, and warehousing. Additionally, DP World provides various value-added services, including embedded trade finance, commodity-specific solutions, and advanced hubs.

As a leading provider of supply chain solutions, DP World has established freight forwarding offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, El Paso (Texas), Laredo (Texas), Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle, Panama City (Panama) and Bogota (Colombia).

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DP World Americas Media Contact:
Melina Vissat, Head of Communications
M: (+1) 704-605-6159
E: melina.vissat@dpworld.com

About DP World 

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 108,100 employees from 161 nationalities, spanning 74 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future. 

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses -- Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What's more, we're reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.