History

Integra Port Services was founded in June 2008 and is a subsidiary company of the Holding Integra Marine & Freight Services.
DP World Paramaribo started in August 2011 when DP World acquired a majority share in Integra Port Services (IPS).

In November 2002 IM & FS was the first company in Suriname to receive the ISO 9001:2000 certificate from an internationally recognized auditor. This certification was then with respect to the activities as ship’s agents and port operators. After the new port management structure in which the port authority acts as landlord and the operational activities are in the hands of private owned companies, Integra Port Services got certified ISO 9001:2000.
Since then she and the holding company have always successfully passed their in –and external audits. At the moment Integra Port Services has been accredited the following certificates by United Registrar of Systems (URS):
ISO 9001: 2008
ISO 14001: 2004
ISO 18001: 2007

Integra Port Services was the first company that met the criteria to act as terminal Operator on the rehabilitated Nieuwe Haven port. With the port authority they signed a 15-year contract. This company has taken a leading role in the port operator’s circuit.

In the year 2010 and 2011, Nieuwe Haven in Paramaribo won the Caribbean Shipping Association “Port Of The Year” awards, by taking the Luddy Stewart trophy for ‘Best Multi-purpose Terminal’. These awards were received in 2011 and 2012.

DP World is the third biggest terminal operator in the world with experience in smaller multipurpose terminals such as the Nieuwe Haven terminal. She carries top expertise in Security, Quality, Safety and Health Operations with her.

DP World operates in more than 60 terminals across six continents, with container handling generating around 80% of its revenue. In addition, the company currently has 11 new developments and major expansions underway in 10 countries.

DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo. Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.

DP World Paramaribo is a subsidiary of DP World and is now the primary multi-purpose port serving Suriname located on the Suriname River, handling containers, ro-ro, and break-bulk cargoes for the country. The port recently underwent a major redevelopment, and today is by far the most modern facility in the Guyana – French Guiana range. Traffic through the port has grown rapidly over recent years, and it is well placed to serve the strong resource-based local economy. Improved road connectivity to French Guiana will allow Paramaribo to act as a gateway for the western part of that country.

DP World has a majority stake in the largest terminal operation in the port, and has the only mobile harbour cranes and RTGs installed in the port, which allows ship operations to complete during a single 12 hour tidal window. DP World also operates a separate private terminal near Paramaribo that is focused on handling project cargoes for the mining, oil and forestry sectors, as well as cement cargoes; as the off-shore oil industry develops in Suriname, the importance of this facility will continue to increase.