DP WORLD Australia’s Sydney terminal handled its 1 millionth TEU for 2021 in early November. The milestone comes, the stevedore said, across 345 vessels at an average exchange of 1793 units.

DPWA said the record number of containers crossing the wharf at its Port Botany terminal came despite ongoing challenges in the global container supply chain.

DPWA chief executive officer Andrew Adam said the impact of the pandemic has placed considerable pressure on global supply chains.

“Yet DP World Australia has continued to provide consistent operational performance with minor delays to shipping schedules,” he said.

“I am proud that DP World Sydney has supported the NSW economy by contributing to the handling of a 12.5% increase in volume year-to-date through the container terminals at Port Botany.”

DP World Sydney general manager of operations Scott Eadie said, “Despite a challenging year due to COVID-19 and delays in the global supply chain, DP World Sydney is proud to have passed this significant milestone.

“It’s a credit to our entire workforce who have set new records in productivity while working around the clock to keep critical cargo moving.”