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DP World throughput up 18% in 2007

Dubai-based marine terminal operator DP World said it handled more than 43.3 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio of 42 terminals last year - an increase of 18% on 2006. Growth across all three reporting regions was equally strong. The Middle East, Europe and Africa region grew 19%, the Asia Pacific and Indian sub-continent region was up 17%, and the Americas and Australia region delivered growth of 18%.