Case Study: Nhava Sheva

India is one of the fastest growing emerging economies of the world and DP World is committed to supporting that growth into the future. With five terminals across the country, we are privileged to be a partner in providing world class facilities for its traders.

There is a need to develop infrastructure in India and the Port of Nhava Sheva is a key example of our investment in India’s long-term future, being part of the largest port in the country at Jawaharlal Nehru Port close to the commercial capital, Mumbai, that handles almost half of India’s maritime traffic.

Starting operations in 1999 as the first private container terminal, Nhava Sheva is a major gateway to the vast hinterland beyond its gates. Links to a wide network of inland container depots in Pune, Nagpur, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and New Delhi through two sets of railway sidings, ensure efficient operation. The terminal is also connected to India’s major highway and rail networks, which give access to neighbouring Mumbai and to the hinterland of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and most of North India.

Indian container ports remain the most dynamic in the Subcontinent and the scope for expanding container traffic is vast. With that in mind we have been given the letter of award from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to build and operate a new single berth facility of some 330 metres quay length alongside existing facilities which will be operational in 2015.

DP World will be investing approximately $200 million to build the container terminal and 17 hectares of yard with an annual handling capacity of 800,000 TEU and a draft of 13.5 metres. The new quay has been awarded a seventeen year concession and will be equipped with four rail mounted quay cranes and twelve rubber tyred gantry cranes. The 330 metre extension will provide the capability to handle three ships simultaneously.

Our investment in Nhava Sheva also takes other forms alongside new equipment and construction. Employees are active in the local community, with school projects and environmental awareness campaigns just part of our involvement. Employee welfare is also high on the agenda, with incentives to boost productivity, increase safety awareness and round the clock paramedic services on site.