Port Wings News Network: Global trade enabler DP World operated NhavaSheva International Container Terminal and NhavaSheva (India) Gateway Terminal together witnessed a 53% increase in Direct Port Delivery (DPD) volume in the month of March.
With this increase in DPD volumes, DP World reaffirms its commitment in reducing costs and increasing efficiency in their customer’s logistics supply chain.
The process created and followed at DP World NhavaSheva has enabled prompt and timely delivery of containers directly to the customers. Further reducing inventory cost and saving in transportation time from the terminal to the warehouses/factories. This has resulted in increasing number of customers opting for DPD scheme. The DP World terminals at Nhava Sheva have also witnessed more than 1,200 customers registering for DPD in the last 15 months.
Capt. Ravinder Johal, Chief Executive Officer, DP World NhavaSheva, said, “At DP World, we are consistently striving towards improving India’s overall rank in the Ease of Doing Business index. Our customers in the supply chain have highly benefitted from the successful implementation of DPD by the port authorities, customs and us. The results of which have witnessed with an increase in volumes by eight folds within a short period of a year.”
Capt. Ravinder Johal stated: “It is our constant endeavour to increase reliability of on time delivery and continue being a catalyst in providing faster and cost effective trade solutions. In the coming weeks, we will be commencing an on wheel examination of commodities at our terminals in unison with government authorities.”
DP World NhavaSheva has setup a 24-hour Customer Service back-up team exclusively for customers availing of the DPD facility. There is a dedicated DPD yard and customers are provided with an option to store their containers for longer, if required. DPD has enhanced transparency in logistics cost and assisted customers in improving their distribution chain and margins on the end product.