DP World Image Credit: File photo Dubai: Global port operator DP World says its profits rose 10 per cent in 2018 despite worldwide tensions over trade amid a trade war between China and the US and fears about Britain leaving the European Union. The port operator on Thursday reported profits of around $1.29 billion (Dh4.7 billion), up from around $1.17 billion the year before. Its revenue for the year was $5.6 billion, up from $4.7 billion the year prior. That's a revenue increase of 19.8 percent for the port operator. DP World has expanded aggressively into new markets, including into East Africa in recent times.