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DP World Subcontinent becomes first container port operator in India to handle 50 m TEUs

DP World’s Subcontinent region has set yet another industry benchmark by being the first container port operator in India to successfully handle more than 50 million TEUs across its terminals. The global terminal operator achieved this landmark by handling more than 30,000 container vessels in various of ports of the country while serving international trade routes according to an official release. The terminals have also contributed to the growth of India’s container trade and economic development.

DP World (erstwhile P&O Ports) commenced terminal operation in India in 1999 with the inauguration of the country’s first PPP project; the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT). As the first private container terminal operator, DP World has been a pioneer in transforming India’s maritime and logistics sector by introducing global standards of operations for efficiency and cost-effectiveness. .

 Mr Rizwan Soomar, CEO and Managing Director, DP World Subcontinent, said, "Since the last two decades, DP World has played a key role in the development of India’s port sector. Today, we have successfully introduced a series of new services and technological innovations that have strengthened supply chains, benefitting Indian industries. India is one of our most important markets and we continue to focus on supporting its growth over the long term."

DP World has invested in the development of 5 international gateway ports in India and handles over 30 per cent of India’s container trade. Last year,

DP World had announced last year its intention of seeking opportunities in the country, worth over 1 billion US Dollars over the next few years. The investments could cover ports, inland container depots, SEZs, FTWZs, inland waterway transport and expansion of existing intermodal rail services for rolling stock.

The company is committed to support the government’s landmark projects like Sagarmala and Bharatmala and reducing the costs of logistics, the release added.


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