Global port and terminal operator DP World is to continue to open its Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JPNT) Nhava Sheva Gateway Terminal as planned, despite recent labour disruptions onsite due to port workers striking against Indian President Modi’s port reforms, according to the Journal of Commerce.
The Dubai-based port giant believes the opening of the terminal will help in easing tensions.
DP World previously pledged to overcome bottlenecks at JNPT with a two year project that will seek to increase capacity by an additional 800,000 TEU.
DP World Nhava Sheva said: “The 1,083 foot terminal project adds 800,000 20-foot-equivalent units in capacity to the region and is able to accommodate some of the largest vessels calling at JNPT.
“At this point of crisis faced by the port, we galvanised our resources and offered our best support to the trade.
“We will continue to think and experiment with new processes to ensure that DP World Nhava Sheva is always the port of choice and the most sought after trade gateway.”
At the start of 2015, JNPT announced that it is now eyeing the global top 10 position by capitalising on growing demand and implementing various policy changes.