DP WORLD has inaugurated the latest in a string of offices that make up its global freight forwarding network.

DP World now operates 100 branches launched in the last eight months and anticipates the the network will “grow significantly” going forward.

The expansion focuses on air and ocean freight.

The growing service currently spans order and origin management, port handling and freight management for ocean and air, and at-destination services such as customs, drayage, logistics, last-mile delivery, deconsolidation and bonded warehousing services.

Beat Simon, group chief commercial officer, logistics at DP World, said the expansion in freight forwarding complements the company’s existing supply chain capabilities.

“As we continue to grow our freight forwarding footprint, we are building a network that will cover more than 90% of global trade,” he said.

“We are focused on densifying our network as we build a best-in-class, strong and resilient global capability.”

Marco Nazzari, DP World’s VP commercial freight forwarding, said the freight forwarding service uses digital technology to simplify trade.

“However, it’s not just our digital solutions that offer a next-gen freight forwarding service: our people are foundational to our customers’ success,” he said.

“We employ over 1000 team members and will continue to grow.”

Miami is the latest office to have opened its doors.