Shipping & Logistics

DP World honoured

(From left) Krishnamoorthy, Vasudeva, Singh, Sayed-Hossen and Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia

DP World’s professionalism and quality operations across its five marine terminals in India have won it the Golden Peacock Award for Business Excellence, 2013.

It was presented at a ceremony in Dubai and marked the third year running that the company in India has won a Golden Peacock Award. The ceremony, held during the Dubai Global Convention on Business Excellence at the Burj Al Arab, was attended by business leaders, jurists, academics, environmentalists, economists, legislators and policy makers.

Charles Gaetan Xavier-Luc Duval, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Mauritius, presented the award to Anil Singh, senior vice president and managing director, DP World Subcontinent Region. Present was K M Mani, Finance Minister of Kerala. Also attending were Harish Krishnamoorthy, general manager, business efficiency and audit, DP World Subcontinent region; Sudhir Vasudeva, chairman and managing director, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India; Cader Sayed-Hossen, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mauritius, and Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia, (PVSM - retd), president, Institute of Directors, India.

Singh commented: “The smooth and efficient operation of our terminals is vital for our customers and the centre of our focus at all times. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and we are committed to supporting that growth into the future.”

DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

In 2012 it handled more than 56 million teu. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million teu by 2020 in line with market demand.