P&O dropped BPC&F in February and now uses Brunswick (PRWeek, 11 February). DP World made no comment on bid reports.
The appointment of BP-C&F is likely to fuel speculation that a bid could be days away. BPC&F managing director Stephen Benzikie leads the account, backed by the agency's offices in Dubai.
Singapore's PSA International, Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa and Den- mark's AP Moller Maersk are thought to be considering their own bids.