DP WORLD CHENNAI WORKS TOWARDS ENHANCING RAOAD SAFETY AROUND THE PORT

DP WORLD CHENNAI WORKS TOWARDS ENHANCING RAOAD SAFETY AROUND THE PORT

DP WORLD CHENNAI WORKS TOWARDS ENHANCING ROAD SAFETY AROUND THE PORT  

Chennai, India, May 10, 2019: Global trade enabler DP World operated Chennai Container Terminal (CCT), in an endeavor to increase road safety around the Chennai Port, has recently conducted two significant programmes.

The terminal launched two initiatives under the ‘Drive Safe’ campaign. The first programme conducted at Math ur/Kosapur Toll Plaza and at Pandinallur Toll Plaza, aimed at raising awareness among bikers on the importance of wearing helmets. The second initiative is focused on enhancing road safety by installation of CCTV cameras along the highway and fishing harbour road leading to Chennai Port Trust. These programmes are being execu ted in collaboration with Chennai City Traffic Police, Road Transport Authority (RTO) and local NGOs -Thozhan and DESH (Deepam Educational Society).The terminal management intends to conduct series of follow up initia tives in the future. These will be strategically held at CCTV monitored locations where there are more traffic vio lations. The goal of these programmes will be to reduce the road accidents by monitoring and addressing road safety through various awareness programmes.

Capt. R Venkatesh, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Chennai, said

“At DP World, we have always followed the principle of ‘safety is sacrosanct’; this has enabled us to build a safer organization. We aim to create a safe environment inside and around the port and are constantly looking for wa ys to ensure the safety of our people. We believe our road safety programmes will contribute to raise awa reness around the road safety issue, thereby decreasing po tential threats and reducing road fatalities.We would like to thank the community partners and authorities for their invaluable efforts and look forward to working together to continuously improve safety standards at the port.”

About DP World:

DP World[1] is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to tech nology-driven trade solutions.We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by ove r 50 related businesses in over 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society. 

Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other imp ortant constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three qu arters of its revenue. In 2017, DP World handled 70.1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its co mmitted pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88.2 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

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[1]As of February 2018