PORT terminal operator DP World is in Southampton “for the long term”, with more jobs and growth expected after a £40million investment, its UK boss has told the Daily Echo.
‘We’ll need more people in the future’: DP World boss says company is in Southampton for the long term
The Dubai-based logistics business recently unveiled a spending package in the city which includes dredging and widening berths to accommodate future generations of container ships.
Ernst Schulze, DP World’s UK chief executive, said the investment would make sure “we can provide the capacity for the market”.
“We see the market changing. The ships are getting bigger so what used to be the standard 20-25 years ago is a not the standard these days,” he said.
“Ships are getting bigger and bigger, they’re more than 400 metres long.”
He added: “We have 600 people working with DP World here and there are a lot of other people that are employed because were here – all kinds of companies that have capacity because we’re here.
“It creates a lot of jobs.” . . . .
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