DP World will develop, operate and maintain the mega-container terminal at Deendayal port in Gujarat, on the western coast of India.
The project involves the construction of a mega-container terminal at Tuna-Tekra through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Once complete, the terminal will include a 1,100-metre berth, and will be capable of handling vessels carrying more than 18,000 TEUs. The total capacity will be 2.19 million TEUs.
The contract was awarded by the Deendayal Port Authority on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis.
Once complete, the terminal will help unlock future container traffic growth in India, catering to exports and imports from Northern, Western, and Central India, reducing logistics costs and enhancing efficiencies across supply chains.
The project will complement initiatives of the Government of India, such as the PM Gati Shakti Master Plan and National Logistics Policy, which has been introduced to provide greater focus on developing multimodal logistics infrastructure promoting economic growth.
With the development of Tuna Tekra mega-container terminal in Gujarat, DP World will be well placed to capture these opportunities, further connecting Northern, Western and Central India with global trade and driving value for all our stakeholders.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World said.
The new terminal will be constructed and equipped with modern facilities and equipment over an area of approximately 63 hectares. It will be well connected to the hinterland through the network of roads, highways, railways, and Dedicated Freight Corridors.
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