Anil Singh, Sr Vice Pres­i­dent & Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor ISC, DP World Pvt Ltd

IN­DIAN MAR­ITIME BUSI­NESS­MAN OF THE YEAR

Maritime Gateway - - Lifetime Achievement Award -

For dili­gently work­ing to­wards en­hanc­ing the op­er­a­tional pa­ram­e­ters of the ter­mi­nals, fa­cil­i­tat­ing ex­pan­sion and en­sur­ing DP World stays ahead of com­pe­ti­tion, Anil Singh, Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Sub-con­ti­nent was awarded the In­dian Mar­itime Busi­ness­man of the Year Award. It was pre­sented to him by Michael Pinto, IAS (Retd) For­mer Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ship­ping and M Riaz Hamidul­lah, High Com­mis­sioner, Bangladesh High Com­mis­sion. Anil Singh said, “It is grat­i­fy­ing, and also hum­bling, for me to have been cho­sen as the ‘In­dian Mar­itime Busi­ness­man of the Year’ by the jury. At DP World, we are not only com­mit­ted to be­ing trade en­ablers that sup­port eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, but also be­lieve in build­ing a sus­tain­able fu­ture that help com­mu­ni­ties evolve. We have been dili­gently work­ing to­wards the so­cial and eco­nomic wel­fare of our port com­mu­ni­ties around the globe and our con­tin­u­ous fo­cus on skill de­vel­op­ment of women and youth, qual­ity health­care, en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity and safety are some of our core val­ues, and an in­te­gral part of who we are and what we do. Cap­tain Anil Singh has been in the mar­itime in­dus­try for 35 years hav­ing spent his ear­lier years at sea. He joined DP World from Thai­land, where he spent seven years as Group CEO of con­tainer ter­mi­nals B1 and A0, a joint ven­ture be­tween APM Ter­mi­nals, PSA and Marubeni. He was in­volved with ac­qui­si­tions, ex­pan­sion while de­vel­op­ing in­dus­try best prac­tices lead­ing to a through­put of 1 mil­lion teu in 2007. Singh had also worked at se­nior man­age­ment level for P&O Aus­tralia for about 13 years, of which he was in Pa­pua New Guinea for 8 years as Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Cen­tury Group, a com­pany op­er­at­ing in the field of Ports, Ship-own­ing, Ship-agency, Min­ing and Petroleum lo­gis­tics for me­tal and min­ing ma­jor BHP Rio Tinto and Amer­i­can multi­na­tional en­ergy con­glom­er­ate Chevron. His other as­sign­ments in­cluded CEO of Nhava Sheva Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal, Mumbai, and as Project Man­ager for Asia/south Amer­ica re­gion based in Syd­ney. Be­fore mov­ing to the Sub­con­ti­nent, Capt. Singh headed DP World’s Africa area.

Whether it was in­tro­duc­ing tech­nol­ogy at the port gates to has­ten truck move­ment or aid­ing the pro­duc­tiv­ity scheme at JNPT, he has been lead­ing the ef­fort from the front. Un­der his lead­er­ship, there was a 4.5 per­cent in­crease in tar­iff rates at the Val­larpadam ter­mi­nal en­sur­ing greater re­turns and also mea­sures to step up the ef­fi­ciency at the ter­mi­nal were im­ple­mented. To im­prove move­ment of cargo from and to the port, DP World-op­er­ated Con­tainer Rail Road Ser­vices also added two new rail ser­vices to their port­fo­lio for im­prov­ing con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port with Kan­pur, and Mun­dra with ICD Bawal in Re­wari district of Haryana. These ser­vices were en­vis­aged by the firm to op­er­ate on eco-friendly and en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient modes of trans­port to ease con­ges­tion at ports and na­tional high­ways. Through these mea­sures, Anil Singh’s ac­tions demon­strated that the Sub­con­ti­nent re­gion plays a strate­gic role in DP World’s long-term growth plans. It was also in the same year that DP World cre­ated an In­dian hold­ing com­pany to in­vest in con­tainer ter­mi­nals, among other projects, across In­dia. DP World cur­rently op­er­ates six con­tainer ter­mi­nals in In­dia, in­clud­ing Chen­nai, Mumbai, Kochi and Mun­dra. The firm is un­der­stood to be eval­u­at­ing ac­qui­si­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties in the bulk and liq­uid busi­nesses. The idea of re­struc­tur­ing is to pro­vide the firm with bet­ter con­trol over their com­pa­nies. Cur­rently, they have dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies for each port and this re­jig will help all the group com­pa­nies con­verge un­der one firm. DP World is in­volved in marine and in­land ter­mi­nals, mar­itime ser­vices, lo­gis­tics and an­cil­lary ser­vices to tech­nol­ogy-driven trade so­lu­tions. The com­pany has pres­ence in 31 coun­tries across six con­ti­nents with a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence in high-growth and ma­ture mar­kets. Con­tainer han­dling is com­pany’s core busi­ness and gen­er­ates more than three quar­ters of its rev­enue. With a num­ber of projects in the pipe­line, its ca­pac­ity is ex­pected to touch more than 100 mil­lion teu glob­ally by the year

2020. In Asia Pa­cific and In­dian Sub­con­ti­nent alone, the group has pres­ence in 11 coun­tries with 26 op­er­at­ing ter­mi­nals with com­bined ca­pac­ity of 35 mil­lion teus.

(L to R) H E M Riaz

Hamidul­lah, High Com­mis­sioner, Bangladesh High Com­mis­sion, Sri Lanka;

Anil Singh, Sr Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, ISC, DP World;

Michael Pinto, IAS (Retd) For­mer Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ship­ping (L to R) H.E. M Riaz Hamidul­lah, High Com­mis­sioner, Bangladesh High Com­mis­sionl; Anil

Singh, Sr VP & MD, ISC, DP World ; Michael P

Pinto, For­mer Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ship­ping

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