Source: Authors’ compilation based on data Adapted from Drewry Shipping Consultants.
A category of terminal operators involves holdings that are supported by financial institutions such as sovereign wealth funds. Therefore, terminal assets are part of a portfolio of transport infrastructure with port terminals representing an operating branch. Dubai Ports World is a salient example, as it is part of the Dubai World sovereign wealth fund managed by the Government of Dubai. Holdings account for about 19% of the hectares controlled by terminal operators worldwide.