New con­tainer ter­mi­nal at Nhava Sheva will be op­er­a­tional by 2015

DP World and Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port re­cently signed an agree­ment in New Delhi that awarded DP World to con­struct and op­er­ate a new con­tainer ter­mi­nal at the port. DP World re­ceived the Let­ter of Award for the new Nhava Sheva Gate­way Ter­mi­nal pro­ject in Nov

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the new 330-me­tre berth with 27 hectares of yard will add 800,000 TEUs (twenty foot equiv­a­lent con­tainer units) of con­tainer ca­pac­ity and help ease con­ges­tion at Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port. The new ter­mi­nal is ad­ja­cent to the Nhava Sheva In­ter­na­tional Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (NSICT), which DP World cur­rently op­er­ates. The new con­tainer ter­mi­nal will be equipped with four mod­ern rail mounted quay cranes and 12 rub­ber tyred gantry cranes.

DP World will in­vest around US$200 mil­lion to build the ter­mi­nal, which is ex­pected to com­mence op­er­a­tions in 2015. The con­ces­sion was signed by NN Kumar, Chair­man, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port and Anil Singh, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, DP World Sub­con­ti­nent Re­gion. Also present on this oc­ca­sion were of­fi­cials from the Govern­ment of In­dia and se­nior mem­bers of Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust and DP World.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Sul­tan Ahmed Bin Su­layem said, “With a 17-year con­ces­sion pe­riod, we are in­vest­ing for the long term, and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to work with Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust into the fu­ture.”

“We were the port’s first pri­vate part­ner in 1997 with NSICT, and to­gether with the port, we have played a key role in serv­ing In­dia’s grow­ing trade over more than a decade,” added Singh.

NN Kumar, Chair­man, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port and Anil Singh, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, DP World Sub­con­ti­nent Re­gion sign­ing the agree­ment

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