DP World Chennai enhances infrastructure to eliminate congestion at Chennai Port

DP World Chennaienhances infrastructure to eliminate congestion at Chennai Port

DP World operated Chennai Container Terminal with the support of the Chennai Port Trust has been takingsignificant steps to reduce congestionat the port. The infrastructure at the North Gate has been recently enhanced to facilitate smooth movement of empty trailers to the terminal.

The road approaching North Gate, CCTPL through the erstwhile ‘Iron Ore Area’ which was previously made of mud has been redeveloped with tar. This newly constructed road has further improved smooth movement of trucks to and fro from the terminal.

The opening ofthis redevelopment was held in presence of The Chennai and Ennore Steamer Agents Association (CHENSAA) Chairman, Mr. Leeladharan and Vice Chairman – Mr. C. R. Raghavendra; Chennai Custom House Agents Association (CCHAA) Vice President, Mr. Bhujangaram & Secretary, Mr. Natarajan along with DP World Chennai CEO, Mr. K. K. Krishnadas.

Commenting on this development, Mr. K. K. Krishnadas, CEO, DP World Chennai said, “DP World has always been at the forefront to implement progressive methods for the ease of doing business. We are confident that this redevelopment willnot only eliminate congestion at Chennai Portbut will also increase Terminal operations efficiency by smooth flow of traffic.”

The inauguration was followed by flagging off of the trailer vehicles at the gate and emphasizing on the message of maintaining highest standards of safety with the usage of Safety Vests by the trailer drivers.

About DP World:

DP World  is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.