DP World’s Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in India has set a new industry benchmark by handling record 20 million TEU since it was opened in 1997.
The terminal has also handled over 12,500 container vessels during this time, serving international trade routes.
As the first private container terminal in India, DP World Nhava Sheva has been a pioneer in the growth of container trade in India by introducing global standards and new technologies in the maritime sector such as gate automation.
Anil Singh, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at DP World Subcontinent, said: “At DP World, we seek to provide value in everything we do for customers, business partners and shareholders.
“We entered the Indian subcontinent with NSICT some 17 years ago and today the terminal has successfully introduced a series of technological innovations that have redefined the way goods are moved and how business gets product to market in our sector.
“We continue to focus on the growth of trade in India and look forward to working with our partners to further economic development for the nation.”
Nhava Sheva was awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award 2016 for its contribution to protecting the environment by using a rubber-tyred gantry crane inverter, switching from diesel to electric.
The move reduced carbon emissions and consumption of fossil fuel, resulting in 374 tonnes of carbon emission savings, the equivalent of saving 37,400 trees a year.
Earlier this year, DP World announced its intention to seek opportunities in India worth over $1 billion over the next few years. The group has already invested capital of $1.2 billion and is currently the only foreign operator with six port concessions in the country.
PTI recently reported that DP world was planning to spend about $1 billion on Indian ports, after solidly positioning itself in India with a host of port terminal concessions; the company is expanding its intermodal reach in the emerging Asian economy.