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
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