DP World closes Indian logistics giant acquisition

DP World and NIIF acquire majority stake in Indian integrated multimodal logistics player Continental Warehousing Corporation.
DP World group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.
DP World group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.

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Hindustan Infralog Private Limited (HIPL), a joint venture between DP World and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), has closed a transaction to acquire a 90% stake in Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Ltd in India. 

CWCNSL’s founders, the Reddy family, will retain the remaining 10% shareholding and will remain involved in the business operations. It is the first investment of HIPL, the recently created investment vehicle between DP World and NIIF to invest up to US$ 3 billion in ports, logistics and related sectors.

“We’re pleased to announce the completion of this acquisition and look forward to beginning this new growth journey, enabling India’s great commerce and trade potential,” said DP World group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem. “We will continue our efforts to grow into complementary sectors of the global supply chain and look for opportunities where our customers want us to be.” 

CWCNSL was founded in 1997 and is an integrated multimodal logistics provider of Warehousing, Container Freight Stations (CFS), Inland Container Depots (ICD), Private Freight Terminals (PFT) and integrated logistics solutions.

CWCNSL’s logistics network is spread across strategic locations in India covering a total area of over 400 acres and providing over 660,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) capacity.

In addition, CWCNSL’s wholly owned subsidiary Delex Cargo India Private Ltd provides door-to-door logistics solutions including freight forwarding, 3rd party logistics, express logistics and hub-and-spoke model of delivery across 54 locations in 40 cities.

In India, DP World has been operating container port terminals since 1997 and was instrumental in building the first Private-Public Partnership (PPP) project for the Government of India.

DP World is currently present at six locations in India with over 6 million TEU of gross capacity and also operates container trains connecting ports to the hinterland.

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