DP World And Zhejiang Seaport Group Join Forces To Boost UAE-China Trade


  • DP World and Zhejiang Seaport Group are partnering to improve trade between Dubai and China.
  • They will work together to bring more shipping lines to the route, invest in green ports, and expand trade opportunities in their respective free zones.
  • This collaboration is expected to benefit both companies and strengthen China’s role in global trade.

Enhanced Connectivity

The collaboration aims to attract new shipping companies to establish routes between Jebel Ali Port in Dubai and Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in China. Existing shipping lines will be encouraged to cooperate through slot exchanges and vessel space purchases on the Dubai-Ningbo route, improving overall efficiency and connectivity.

Green Port Development

Both entities will work together to promote the development of environmentally friendly ports. This includes establishing an information-sharing mechanism, sharing expertise in building green terminals, utilizing shore power, and adopting clean fuels like LNG and green methanol for ships.

Logistics and Trade Expansion

The agreement explores potential investments in logistics opportunities within the Jebel Ali Free Zone and the Zhejiang Free Trade Zone. Additionally, it aims to leverage Dubai’s position as a regional transit hub and China’s strength as a car exporter to support RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) trade between the two ports.

Mutual Benefits

This strategic partnership aligns with DP World’s vision of expanding its presence in China and collaborating with partners who share their commitment to strengthening trade routes and promoting green energy solutions in the shipping industry.

Zhejiang Seaport Group

The partnership strengthens China’s position in global trade by creating opportunities for Chinese businesses to access customers across a wider geographical area encompassing the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Additionally, the UAE serves as an important hub for China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

This strategic alliance between DP World and Zhejiang Seaport Group presents a significant step forward for UAE-China trade relations. The focus on enhanced connectivity, green port development, and trade expansion positions both entities to play a crucial role in facilitating a more efficient and sustainable flow of goods between the two regions.

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Source: Port Technology