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DP World agrees to acquire majority stake in TIS Container Terminal

14/ 02/ 2020
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DP World, the world leading ports operator, has agreed to acquire a majority of 51% in TIS Container Terminal in the Port of Pivdennyj, Ukraine. Bringing the TIS Container Terminal into DP World’s global network of ports, economic zones, warehousing and inland logistics solutions will strengthen its position as the market leading terminal of Ukraine.

The transaction has been executed by SD Capital Investment Company.

Andrey Stavnitser, TIS co-owner and SD Capital founding partner, claims this transaction one of the five biggest M&A deals ever accomplished in Ukrainian Infrastructure sector. He also pointed out that DP World will bring it’s best practices, innovations and IT-solutions to the Terminal. “DP World stands for best in class customer oriented solutions. This will allow us to focus further on operational excellence as well as unlock value in new fields, as intermodal and industrial parks. The leader of the global market is entering Ukraine, so our country becomes a foothold for DP World in Europe”.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “We are delighted to extend our Ukraine footprint further with this venture and we are excited about the significant growth potential of the terminal. Our goal is to build the industry’s leading data driven supply chain solutions through our global portfolio and provide a tremendous opportunity for our customers to realise game-changing value and accelerate their cargo deployments. We believe the strategic partnership with TIS Group will enable the terminal to continue to grow and further cement TIS Container Terminal’s position as the leading gateway to Ukraine.”

Philipp Grushko, SD Capital founding partner, adds that this acquisition will significantly contribute into Ukrainian logistics. “A country, where DP World operates, is an important player for the global market. The benefits of this deal will be felt not only by its immediate parties, but by the whole industry. It’s a quality seal for the country’s investor climate and a promise for further growth”.

DP World is the leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. It operates multiple related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, marine services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions. DP World’s portfolio of more than 150 operations in over 50 countries across six continents gives it a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than half of its revenue. In 2019, DP World handled 71,2 million TEU.

TIS Container Terminal exceeded 75% container turnover growth in 2019. Located on private land, the terminal is completely exempt from infrastructure and other dues related to passing through state-owned port territory.

TIS Container Terminal has one of the most efficient railway connections in the region to major Ukrainian cities, supporting trade flows to the wider hinterland. 15 regular block-trains run from TIS to Kiev, Kharkov, Ternopol, Dnipro and Chernihiv on a weekly basis. The company plans to develop routes to new cities in Ukraine and abroad.

In 2019, TIS Container Terminal was the first in Ukraine who attracted transshipment, connecting Georgia with Ukraine, and delivers cargoes from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.

SD Capital Investment Company was established in 2016. The company has already completed three investment transactions, bringing big players to Ukraine: the food giant Cargill, marine service operator P&O Maritime and now DP World.

SD Capital –  https://www.facebook.com/sdcapital1/

TIS Container Terminal – https://www.facebook.com/tis.ct.ukraine/

DP World – https://www.facebook.com/DPWorld/

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