Skip to content Skip to Search
Skip navigation

DP World to build new mega container terminal in India

WAM
The Tuna Tekra container terminal in Gujarat, India, will be developed under PPP mode

Dubai’s DP World has been awarded a concession to build and operate a mega-container terminal at Deendayal port in Gujarat, India, state-owned WAM news agency reported.

The terminal will have a 1,100-metre berth and a capacity of 2.19 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), capable of handling vessels carrying more than 18,000 TEUs.

The cost and construction timelines were not disclosed.

The terminal will be built through a public-private partnership (PPP) under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract awarded by the Deendayal Port Authority.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “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.”

The new terminal will be built over approximately 63 hectares and will be connected to a network of roads, highways, railways and dedicated freight corridors.

DP World already operates five marine terminals in India – two in Mumbai, one each in Mundra, Cochin and Chennai – with a combined capacity of approximately six million TEUs.

With the addition of Tuna Tekra container terminal, DP World will have a capacity of 8.19 million TEUs and seven multimodal inland terminals connected to its rail network, cold storage facilities and container freight stations.

The global ports operator is also developing three economic zones in Mumbai, Cochin and Chennai, the statement noted.

Latest articles

Technicians working for Otokar, a maker of heavy commercial and military vehicles, on the production line at a factory in Sakarya, Turkey

Turkish manufacturers buoyed by rise in PMI

Turkish producers are cautiously optimistic after the Turkey Production Managers Index (PMI), which measures the outlook of the country’s manufacturing sector, returned to positive territory in February. According to the latest report issued by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Standard and Poor’s, this is the first increase after seven straight months of contraction.  The […]

Sultan Al Jaber, Adnoc group chief executive

Adnoc buys 25% of Austrian chemical group OMV

Abu Dhabi state oil company Adnoc has formally closed the acquisition of a 25 percent stake in Austrian energy and chemicals group OMV. The energy giant bought the stake from UAE sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company.  Financial details were not disclosed. Österreichische Beteiligungs AG, an Austrian independent holding company, holds 31 percent in OMV, […]

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Dubai Chambers Video length: 04:40

UAE companies ‘can do more’ with Brics

UAE businesses need to do more to take advantage of the UAE joining Brics and signing free trade agreements with various countries, according to the chairman of Dubai Chambers. “Other countries are aware, but our business community needs to take advantage of what they can do with India, Indonesia, Turkey and other countries,” Abdul Aziz […]