Dubai’s DP World has won a concession to develop, operate and maintain a container terminal at Deendayal port, Kandla, on the western coast of India. The Tuna Tekra project involves the construction of a large scale facility, to include a 1100m long berth capable of handling container vessels up to 18,000 TEU size. Initial annual throughput capacity is expected to be around 2.19 million TEU.
The new terminal, covering an area of approximately 63 hectares, will be well connected to the hinterland through a network of roads, highways, railways and the Dedicated Freight Corridors.
DP World already operates five marine terminals in India, including two in Mumbai, and one each in Mundra, Cochin and Chennai, with a combined capacity of approximately 6 million TEU. The addition of the Tuna Tekra Container Terminal will thereby boost the group’s Indian port capacity to more than 8 million TEU, in addition to a network of seven multimodal inland terminals.