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Date: 31/08/2016
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Over 20 million TEU’s handled since opening in 1997

Mumbai, India, August 31, 2016: Global trade enabler DP World operated Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), part of Jawaharlal Nehru Port in India has set a new national industry benchmark by handling a record 20 million TEU since its opening in 1997. 

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. The terminal has also handled over 12,500 container vessels during this time serving international trade routes. 

DP World Subcontinent, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Anil Singh 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.”

DP World Nhava Sheva was recently awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award 2016 for its significant contribution to protecting the environment through a RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) Crane Inverter resulting in a switch from diesel to electricity to run RTG cranes. 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.

DP World’s second terminal at Nhava Sheva is also contributing green initiatives by installation of electrical RTG’s, adopting optical character recognition of containers ((OCR), online e-filing of forms and the introduction of a Green Channel for trucks carrying reefer containers and perishable cargo to speed up movement of goods.

Earlier this year, DP World announced its intention to seek opportunities in India worth over $1bn over the next few years. The Group has already invested capital of $1.2bn and is currently the only foreign operator with six port concessions in the country. DP World investments could cover expansion in brownfield container terminals; long term greenfield container concessions; Inland Container Depots (ICDs), expansion of existing inter-modal rail services for rolling stock and other logistics solutions to facilitate trade.

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