A multinational logistics company DP World announced that the company had won the major contract to build, maintain and operate a mega-container terminal at Deendayal Port in Gujarat, India, under the PPP (Public Private Partnership) mode. The company won the approval to set up the 2.19 million TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent units) capacity terminal at Tuna-Tekra port from Deendayal Port Authority under the BOT(build, operate, transfer) basis. The 1100m berth terminal will be capable of handling vessels carrying more than 18000 TEUs, according to the DP world company.
The 1100m berth terminal will be capable of handling vessels carrying more than 18000 TEUs
On completion, the terminal will help in the expansion of container traffic in India by supporting imports and exports from northern, western, and central India, lowering logistics costs, and enhancing supply chain efficiency. DP World already operates 5 marine terminals – 2 in Mumbai, 1 in Mundra, Cochin, and Chennai – with a total capacity of approximately six million Twenty-foot equivalent units, with the addition of Tuna-Tekra Container Terminal, the company will have a capacity of 18.9 million TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent units).
The new terminal will be built and equipped with modern facilities and equipment over an area of around 63 hectares.
With the development of the Tuna Tekra mega-container terminal in Gujarat, DP world will be well-placed to capture the growth potential, and further interconnect Northern, Western, and Central India with the rest of the world. According to the company, DP World’s strategic investments in ports and terminals in the nation are aligned with the Indian government’s vision for 2047, adding that the larger container terminal project will complement various government initiatives, which have been introduced to provide more of a focus on developing multimodal logistics infrastructure to promote economic growth.
The new terminal will be built and equipped with modern facilities and equipment over an area of around 63 hectares. The network of roads, highways, trains and designated freight routes will connect the terminal to the hinterland.
DP world firm said that they’re confident that their extensive experience in developing critical infrastructure under Public Private Partnerships will drive value in this project for all stakeholders involved. They remain enthusiastic to continue playing a significant part in developing world-leading assets to enable trade flow in key markets of India. Besides operating marine terminals, DP logistics company also operates 7 multimodal inland terminals linked to its rail network, cold storage facilities and container freight stations. The company also developing three economic zones, one each in Cochin, Chennai, and Mumbai.
About DP World Company:
DP World is a Dubai-based international logistics company and a global leader in worldwide supply chain solutions. It was established in September 2005. They are specialized in cargo facilities, maritime services, port terminal operations, and free trade zones.
About Deendayal Port:
Deendayal Port also known as Kandla Port located in the gulf of Kutch district of Gujarat state in western India, near the city of Gandhidham. It is also one of the major ports of India on the west coast.