DP World has opened the first smart logistics centre in Lurin, Peru connected through optical fibres to its terminal at Callao Port, near the capital Lima.
DP World Callao is a greenfield terminal in the port of Callao, approximately 15 kilometres from the capital Lima. The annual operational capacity of the terminal is 800,000 TEU. The port of Callao is one of the busiest in Latin America.
The centre will deliver information to the port and customs enabling customers to manage the movement of their cargo using their own electronic devices and smartphones.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO and chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, DP World Group, said, “The new platform is designed to encourage trade in the region and on the west coast of South America saving time and money through the efficient movement of cargo. This development is part of our strategy to deploy state-of-the-art technology across our global portfolio of 77 marine and inland terminals worldwide.”
He added, “DP World is a knowledge exporter supporting the economic development of nations where we have business and our operations can be found in markets that make up 53 percent of global trade, an achievement made possible by sound strategic planning and innovation.”
DP World is planning to open more logistics centres across Peru to manage container traffic in Callao through smart technology and monitoring of shipments for the benefit of traders, investors and the country’s economic growth.
The inauguration ceremony for the centre was attended by Fiorella Moulinilli, the Peruvian Deputy Transport Minister; Jose Arakaki Nakamine, Mayor of Lima; Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World; Gerard van den Heuvel, CEO, DP WORLD Peru, and senior officials.