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 1,100m berth, and will be capable of handling vessels carrying more than 18,000 TEUs. Total capacity will be 2.19 million TEUs. The contract was awarded by the Deendayal Port Authority under the 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 cost 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.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “India represents a significant landscape for opportunity… 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.”.
RizwanSoomar, CEO and MD, India Subcontinent and sub-Saharan Africa, DP World, added: “We are honoured to partner with Deendayal Port Authority in developing this new mega-container terminal at Tuna-Tekra..”
The new terminal will be constructed and equipped with most modern facilities and equipment over an area of approximately 63 Hectares. The terminal will be well connected to the hinterland through the network of roads, highways, railways and the Dedicated Freight Corridors.
DP World already operates five marine terminals – two in Mumbai, one each in Mundra, Cochin and Chennai – with a combined capacity of approximately 6 million TEUs and with the addition of Tuna Tekra Container Terminal DP world will have a capacity of 8.19 million TEUs. This is along with seven multimodal inland terminals connected to DP World’s rail network, cold storage facilities, and container freight stations. It is also developing three state-of-the-art economic zones across the country in Mumbai, Cochin and Chennai.