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Man overlooking the Vancouver DP World Port


As a leading enabler of global trade, we know the future depends on our strong leadership today. With smarter trade, we will create better lives for all.

Maksim MihicCEO & GM

Maksim Mihic was appointed General Manager, DP World (Canada) Inc. in January 2013, with responsibility for defining the vision and setting the strategy for the container and stevedoring business in Western Canada. He brings with him over 20 years of marine terminal experience specializing in operations, process improvements, equipment design and acquisition, and project management. With a proven record of successfully driving and managing growth, his key accomplishments include the acquisition of Prince Rupert’s Fairview container terminal as well as its successful integration into the global DP World family. Maksim has also overseen the significant expansions of both DP World Vancouver and DP World Prince Rupert.

Maksim joined DP World in 1996 as an Electrical Engineer, assuming senior leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Director, Container Operations. Prior to joining DP World, he worked in the electric power industry as a System Control Engineer and was a member of a research team for Western Canada studying the link between electric power lines and leukemia.

Maksim graduated from the University of Sarajevo, with a degree in Electrical Engineering before moving to Canada in 1991.

He is currently a member of the WESTAC Board of Directors, serving on the Executive Committee.


Ryan Uy has diverse experience in the areas of business strategy, organizational growth, and mergers and acquisitions. He has dealt with both shipping lines and container leasing management companies, during his tenure as a Chartered Accountant. Ryan was also a key member of the KPMG team advising and working with DP World during its acquisition of the Prince Rupert Fairview Terminal.


Dave Suttis joined the company in 1984.  Throughout the years Dave gained extensive experience in all company operations including containers, general cargo, forest products, grain, project cargo, cruise, RoRo, and short sea shipping, before assuming his current position of Director, General Cargo Terminals & Stevedoring. Dave provides a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of DP World Canada’s operations.


Joel Werner has more than 17 years of experience in the design, maintenance and reliability of port, mining and industrial assets. He has spent the last 12 years in the port industry, managing equipment acquisitions, terminal expansions, improving equipment performance and maintenance processes. Since joining DP World Canada in 2005, he has held several positions of increasing responsibility.  Joel was appointed Director, Engineering & Projects in 2018.


Ricardo brings over 25 years of experience in marine terminal operations.  His most recent assignments with DP World include Director Operations, Terminales Rio de la Plata – TRP, Buenos Aires, Vice President of Operations and Engineering, Asian Container Terminals – ATI, Manila and Director of Operations, Caucedo, Dominican Republic.


Angela joined DP World (Canada) in 2014 as Manager, Marketing and Communications and is responsible for leading the company’s internal and external communications, marketing and corporate responsibility initiatives.  She brings over 12 years of marketing and business development experience in the renewable energy, engineering/construction, healthcare and technology sectors.


Kim has extensive experience in strategic Human Resources management at senior levels in various organizations, including the maritime industry. During her career she has a proven track record of making impact, driving results, and realizing strategy in high growth, diverse and ever changing dynamic environments.


Tabare has a wealth of experience with over 20 years in commercial positions within the liner shipping, ports and logistics industries. He started his career in Uruguay working for leading companies in the South American logistic sector. In 2006, Tabare joined DP World to head the commercial development at the port of Tilbury. At the end of 2009 Tabare joined DP World London Gateway where he was responsible for the port’s commercial development, before joining DP World Canada in January 2016.


Andriy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic information and operation technology, as well as the transportation industry. He was previously working at Pinnacle Renewable Energy as the IT Director.


Michael Bentley has more than 25 years of experience in the shipping sector, including 5 years in the dry bulk shipping sector.  Michael initially joined DP World in 2000 and has played a key role in the growth of the global business over the past 20 years, first in Dubai and then in the Americas Region.  He is focused on expanding our presence in Canada and projects with major cargo owners.

Who We Are

Built on nearly a century of commitment to service excellence, we are Western Canada’s premier container terminal operator and stevedore. Part of an international network of over 81 terminals across six continents, we proudly employ a dedicated, professional workforce of over 50,000.

Our Vision

To lead the future of world trade by:

  1. Adding value to deliver exceptional customers services and build lasting partnerships through global excellence & local know how.
  2. Thinking ahead to foresee change and innovate to create the most efficient, sage and profitable trade solutions.
  3. Building a legacy to ensure everything we do leaves long-term benefits for the world we live in.

Our History

1923: DP World Vancouver Stevedoring Division founded

Canadian Stevedoring Limited was founded with the mission of serving BC’s marine industry. These origins make it the oldest Canadian-owned stevedoring company still in existence today.

1946-1963: Terminal Dock Operations

Between 1946 and 1963, Canadian Stevedoring operates four berths at the Terminal Dock under contract to Robin Hood Flour.

1966: Acquisitions

Canadian Stevedoring acquires Louis Wolfe & Sons (Vancouver) in 1966.

1968: Casco Terminals is created

Subsidiary Casco Terminals is established and becomes the terminal operator of Centennial Pier (Centerm), DP World Vancouver’s current site. Casco builds a first-class reputation for handling containerized cargo, export pulp, and various breakbulk commodities.

1972 - 1979: Local UAE Port Operator

We evolved from serving local trade in Dubai (UAE) starting with the development of Port Rashid in 1972, followed in March 1979, with the opening of Jebel Ali port.

1980: A retirement, a new president

Brian W. Mitchell, John Mitchell’s son, takes over as president.

1991: Dubai Ports Authority is created

In 1991, the operations of Port Rashid and Jebel Ali port were combined to create the Dubai Ports Authority.

1998: Acquired by BCR Group

In 1998, the BCR Group of Companies purchased Canadian Stevedoring & Casco Terminals.

1999: Regional Port Operator

In 1999, Dubai Ports International FZE was formed to manage and operate container terminals and other facilities outside the UAE.

2003: Acquired by P&O Ports

In February 2003, P&O Ports acquired Canadian Stevedoring and Casco Terminals to form P&O Ports Canada Inc.

2005: Global Port Operator

In 2005, Dubai Ports acquired CSX World Terminals, a leading global container terminal operator.

2006: Acquired by DP World

In March 2006, DP World acquired P&O Ports and became one of the top marine terminal operators in the world.

2012: Service to Nanaimo begins

The first barge service to Nanaimo was in June 2012; by December of that year, it did its first exchange of 100 containers.

2015: Canadian Expansion

In August 2015, DP World acquired Maher Terminal’s Fairview Container Terminal (Fairview) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, expanding its presence in the Canadian market.

2017: Prince Rupert expansion

With the completion of the Fairview Container Terminal Phase 2 North Expansion, the terminal capacity was increased from 750,000 to 1.35 million TEUs – making it able to handle the largest container vessels.

2020: DP World Acquires Fraser Surrey Docks
In February 2020, DP World acquired Fraser Surrey Docks terminal – the largest multi-purpose deep-sea marine terminal on the West Coast of North America. This acquisition will provide customers with enhanced bulk, breakbulk and general cargo services.

Global Divisions

We operate our portfolio under four regions: The Americas; Asia Pacific & Australia; Europe & Russia and the Middle East & Africa.



Located in 60 countries


53,000 PEOPLE

From 131 countries


70,000 VESSELS

Served each year



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