Sunday, July 17, 2011


Mumbai, India / Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, July 16th 2011 [ME NewsWire]

In line with its core values of responsible corporate behaviour and active engagement with the communities in which its operates, global marine terminal operator DP World has joined hands with local green campaigners in the western Indian state of Maharashtra to plant 20,000 bamboo saplings.

The tree plantation drive took place in the village of Ransai and involved the participation of representatives of DP World Nhava Sheva, the Uran district Forest Department, the Powai Rotary Club, and scores of enthusiastic villagers.

The bamboo plantation programme, called “Hari Kranti” (Green Progress), was jointly conceived by DP World Nhava Sheva management and the Forest Department to support the country’s drive to raise the forest cover from 23 per centto 33 per cent of the land mass by 2012.

Global warming and climate change have become the focus of environmental debate as India pushes ahead with massive infrastructure development and is emerging as one of the world’s top economic power houses.

Anil Singh, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Subcontinent, DP World, said:

“Striking a balance between sustainable business practices and commitment to protecting the local community’s environment is at the heart of DP World’s growth strategy. We are pleased that DP World Nhava Sheva plays a proactive role in the reforestation programme launched by the Indian authorities. We congratulate all those involved in this green initiative and wish them further success.”

Capt Alpesh Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Nhava Sheva, said:

“Our core business is energy intensive, and at DP World we operate within a strict framework for responsible business practices, making sure that our operations contribute to the wellbeing of the local community in a consistent and effective manner.”

About DP World

DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 49 terminalsand 9 new developments and major expansions across 31 countries(1). Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.

DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo.

The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.

In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 16 consecutive years.

In 2010, DP World handled nearly 50 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key growth markets, including India, China and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 95 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.


Natasha Bukhari

Global Corporate Communications Manager

DP World

Tel: +97156 6821699

Sanaa Maadad

Director, Media

Hasaad Communications

Tel: +97150 5522610

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