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Man overlooking the Vancouver DP World Port


We are a leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work. We do this by building and growing long lasting relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain.

Maksim MihicCEO

Maksim Mihic was appointed General Manager of DP World (Canada) Inc. in 2013, and CEO in 2020, with responsibility for defining the vision and setting the strategy for the business in Canada. He brings with him over 25 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 acquisitions of Fraser Surrey and Prince Rupert’s Fairview marine terminals as well as their 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.

He is a member of the WESTAC Board of Directors, serving on the Executive Committee, an Executive Committee member on the BCMEA Board of Directors, and a member of the Mission Possible Board of Directors.

Gerard Van den Heuvel COO

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 UyCFO

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.


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.

Andriy OstapyshynDIRECTOR, IT

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.

Lauren NickersonDirector, HSSE

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.


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.


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.


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.

Who We Are

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. 




What We Do

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.

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.

Our Global Reach

We operate our portfolio under six regions



Located in 75 countries


103,000 PEOPLE

From 161 countries


70,000 VESSELS

Served each year



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