Douglas Smith, CEO of DP World’s operations in Canada, has nearly 30 years of industry expertise backed by a distinguished career in international trade, shipping, and logistics. Smith began his career with Sealand Service, Inc. and has held key positions at Maersk, APM Terminals, and Global Ports Management, which have taken him to 17 different locations across six countries and three continents. Most recently, he served as Joint President and CEO of Mundra and Tuna Ports at Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone in Mundra, India.
As Chief Operating Officer Gerard brings with him a vast wealth of experience and knowledge in international transportation and container terminal management. Prior to joining DP World (Canada) Inc., Gerard was CEO DP World Sokhna Terminal and GM DP World Egypt, where he began the introduction of Logistics services. Gerard has held various senior management roles within DP World, including Regional Director Operations America. He has worked in multiple terminals around the globe, such as Vietnam, the USA, South Korea, and Peru – where he grew the DP World Callao to a 1.4M TEU and added the second port of Paita.
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.
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.
John is an accomplished professional with over 21 years of experience in the logistics industry. He joined DP World Canada in 2022 as part of the Syncreon acquisition. With a customer-centric approach, John excels at tailoring innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of each client. His expertise spans operations, project management, process improvement, and successfully leading numerous new business launches.
Lauren is a certified Health and Safety professional with 16 years of experience in both the healthcare and construction sectors. Prior to her role at DP World Canada, Lauren was a senior leader at a global building materials company. Her background in heavy construction, mining, manufacturing and transportation will be a transferable asset to the logistics business on the waterfront.
Robert Parker is a results-driven senior logistics professional with over 27 years of experience. He has an extensive background in supply chain management, global logistics, manufacturing support and has focused much of his career on servicing international transportation needs. Robert joined DP World Canada in April 2021. In his role, he’s led all aspects of DP World’s logistics services in Canada since its inception, including setting up its structure and overseeing its growth.
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.
Evan serves as the General Manager for DP World Prince Rupert. Since joining the Prince Rupert Terminal in 2011, Evan has played a key role in its successful growth, leading change during multiple expansion projects. His focus on building and managing high-performing teams is evident through his management roles in Rail, Marine, Maintenance departments, and as Terminal Manager.
Ian brings over 35 years of industry expertise, excelling in diverse roles such as Bulk, Container, and Stevedore Operations, along with serving as Port Captain, Supercargo, and Terminal Manager. His hands-on experience spans numerous ports across the US and Canada, highlighting his invaluable leadership and wealth of knowledge
As General Manager, DP World Saint John, Brendon brings a wealth of experience to the to the organization, working in both DP World Australia and Canada. Working at DP World, he has held roles such as Operations Superintendent, Senior Manager – Operations Projects, Landside Manager, and Terminal Manager at DP World Vancouver.
With a global reputation built on nearly a century of experience we are a leading provider of smart logistics solutions, we help trade flow across Canada and the world. DP World Canada operates terminals in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Surrey, Nanaimo and Saint John and is Canada’s largest container terminal operator.
We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of over 300 business units in more than 75 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 103,000 from 161 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners.
DP World is on a mission to reimagine the global supply chain. We want to connect you with the things you love and need in ways that are faster, smarter, and more sustainable than ever. We achieve this through a wide range of products and services that touch every aspect of life.
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.
Between 1946 and 1963, Canadian Stevedoring operates four berths at the Terminal Dock under contract to Robin Hood Flour.
Canadian Stevedoring acquires Louis Wolfe & Sons (Vancouver) in 1966.
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.
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.
Brian W. Mitchell, John Mitchell’s son, takes over as president.
In 1991, the operations of Port Rashid and Jebel Ali port were combined to create the Dubai Ports Authority.
In 1998, the BCR Group of Companies purchased Canadian Stevedoring & Casco Terminals.
In 1999, Dubai Ports International FZE was formed to manage and operate container terminals and other facilities outside the UAE.
In February 2003, P&O Ports acquired Canadian Stevedoring and Casco Terminals to form P&O Ports Canada Inc.
In 2005, Dubai Ports acquired CSX World Terminals, a leading global container terminal operator.
In March 2006, DP World acquired P&O Ports and became one of the top marine terminal operators in the world.
The first barge service to Nanaimo was in June 2012; by December of that year, it did its first exchange of 100 containers.
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.
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.
Addition of Saint John (New Brunswick) multi-purpose marine terminal to the Canadian Ports & Terminals portfolio.
Completion of the Centerm Expansion Project, which increased capacity by 60% to 1.5M TEUs.
Our Global Reach
We operate our portfolio under six regions
300 BUSINESS UNITS
Located in 75 countries
From 161 countries
Served each year
Moved every day