DP World has opened the first smart logistics centre in Lurin, Peru connected through an optical fibre network to its terminal at Callao Port, near the capital Lima.
The centre will deliver information to the port and customs, enabling customers to manage the movement of their cargo using their own electronic devices and smartphones.
The inauguration ceremony for the centre was attended by Fiorella Moulinilli, the Peruvian Deputy Transport Minister, Jose Arakaki Nakamine, Mayor of Lima, DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Gerard van den Heuvel CEO DP WORLD Peru, and senior officials.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, said: “This new logistics centre underlines our commitment to enabling trade across the supply chain connecting ports and customs through smart technology to make life easier for business and end users,
“The new platform is designed to encourage trade in the region and on the west coast of South America saving time and money through the efficient movement of cargo. This development is part of our strategy to deploy state-of-the-art technology across our global portfolio of 77 marine and inland terminals worldwide.”
Bin Sulayem said that DP World is planning to open more logistics centres across Peru to manage container traffic in Callao through smart technology and monitoring of shipments for the benefit of traders, investors and the country’s economic growth.
DP World Callao is a greenfield terminal in the port of Callao, approximately 15 kms from the capital Lima. The annual operational capacity of the terminal is 800,000 TEU. The port of Callao is one of the busiest in Latin America.
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