DP World to build new Ter­mi­nal at JNPT, Mum­bai by 2015

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As the busiest gate­way and hub in In­dia, the Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port ( Nhava Sheva), Mum­bai has been con­strained in the past ow­ing to lack of fa­cil­i­ties, which im­pacted trade many a times. As per the agree­ment signed be­tween JNPT and DP World, the lat­ter has been awarded to build and op­er­ate a new 330 me­ter ter­mi­nal to add 800,000 TEUs (twenty foot equiv­a­lent container units) of container ca­pac­ity to the port, and help ease con­ges­tion, as the port is cur­rently op­er­at­ing be­yond ca­pac­ity. DP World is in­vest­ing US$200 mil­lion to build the ter­mi­nal. The ter­mi­nal will be op­er­a­tional by 2015. On March 5, 2014 GK Vasan, Min­is­ter of Ship­ping laid the foun­da­tion stone in pres­ence of the Milind

De­ora, Min­is­ter of State for Ship­ping and Sul­tan Ahmed Bin Su­layem, Chair­man DP World, along with dig­ni­taries from the Govern­ment of In­dia, se­nior mem­bers of Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust and DP World, and in­dus­try stake­hold­ers. “The new ter­mi­nal will serve In­dia for gen­er­a­tions to come and help speed goods to mar­ket, stim­u­lat­ing trade, con­tribut­ing to eco­nomic growth, which in turn, con­trib­utes to the de­vel­op­ment of com­mu­ni­ties and in­di­vid­u­als,” said Sul­tan Ahmed Bin Su­layem. Ac­cord­ing to Anil Singh, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent & Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, DP World Sub­con­ti­nent for the last five years, In­dia’s pre­mier port has been in crit­i­cal need of ca­pac­ity with container trade ris­ing. The build­ing of greater ca­pac­ity is part of the port’s long term vi­sion. Nhava Sheva ( In­dia) Gate­way Ter­mi­nal will pro­vide the im­me­di­ate re­lief that the trade com­mu­nity ur­gently re­quires.

(L-R): GK Vasan, Milind De­ora and Sul­tan Ahmed Bin Su­layem, at the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the cer­e­mo­nial plaque for the new ter­mi­nal

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