DP World will increase its headcount in India to 700 by June next year from 500
currently, its Chief Technology Officer Pradeep Desai has said.
Desai further said that DP
World has handled nearly 28 per cent of India’s export-import volume, through
“… So, there’s a
massive amount of infrastructure capital that has been infused on the business
side and there is robust hiring at an operational level,” he told a group of
visiting Indian journalists.
Desai said there is a lot of
job creation that is happening on the business side.
“In technology, we
aim to have about 700 people (in India). Currently, we have 500, and we plan to
add another 200 people,” he said.
Desai, there’s probably three or four markets where DP World would find enough
supply of talent, of which, India
happens to be a cost-effective market and language is also not a barrier for
“As part of DP
World’s agenda, we do want to grow Dubai as a tech hub as well,” he added.
Desai said, in
India, DP World has inland container depots and terminals.
He pointed out
that DP World is one of the biggest
operators of rail in India, after Indian railways.
In India, DP World
has been operating container terminals since 1997. The Nhava Sheva
International Container Terminal (NSICT) at JNP was the first ever PPP project
in India’s port sector.
DP World has
expanded its portfolio of container port terminals adding Chennai Container
Terminal (CCT) in 2001 and the Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT)
in 2003. It is also building 3 Free Trade Zones in Mumbai (Nhava Sheva),
Chennai and Cochin.