NAVI MUMBAI: DP World Nhava Sheva in line with Government’s initiative to facilitate Ease of Doing Business has halved their charges for handling imports under the Direct Port Delivery programme. This has been undertaken in order to facilitate productivity gains at India’s largest container gateway – JNPT.
The direct port delivery programme is aimed to reduce inventory cost and save transportation time taken for containers to reach from terminals to the customers.
The revised pricing structure took effect from March 18th 2017; wherein the terminals started charging customers for only one shift move instead of two. The revised rates are as follows – INR 2,212 (~$35) per 20-foot-equivalent unit (TEU) and INR 3,318 per 40-foot-equivalent unit.
This move along with other efforts like the 24X7 customer service and an exclusive yard to stack DPD containers has been well appreciated and welcomed by the stakeholders.
“With this development, we expect the movement of DPD shipments to gain further momentum. We have been working closely with Customs for effective implementation of DPD.
The results of this have been witnessed in the rapid growth in volume and increase in customers opting for DPD at our terminals.” said Capt. Ravinder Johal, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Nhava Sheva.
DP World Nhava Sheva more than doubled its DPD volume in February month-to-month, handling 4,986 TEUs, versus 2,090 TEUs in the prior month, according to the statistics shared by the company.