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DP World in Peru: A Key Player in Breakbulk Logistics

Port Operator Has Embarked on a US$400 Million Expansion of Its Callao Terminal

In an update for Breakbulk, DP World explains how its central role in the South American nation’s breakbulk sector is helping to power an ambitious infrastructure drive. To meet soaring demand for its services, the global port operator, a sponsor and exhibitor at Breakbulk Europe 2024, has embarked on a US$400 million overhaul of its port terminal at Callao.

In the Peruvian market, DP World stands out as a key player in breakbulk cargo logistics. With its advanced infrastructure and experience, DP World delivers solid capabilities handling various cargo types including rail material, various kinds of heavy machinery, steel girders, transformers, mining machinery, trucks and yachts.

In 2023, DP World in Peru transported over 1,400 tons of breakbulk cargo, both within the port and through its logistics services. For example, the deconsolidation of construction machinery or fire trucks arriving on flat racks are significant projects to highlight.

Currently, DP World is part of a very important project for the country: the discharge of the Lima Subway Line 2 cars, a project that is contributing to the modernization of transportation in Peru. We also offer solutions for spare parts for heavy machinery or construction.

In the continued pursuit of improving breakbulk cargo handling capabilities and ensuring the growth of this business into the future, DP World Callao decided to increase the capacity of the port terminal with an investment of more than US$400 million. This project includes extending the berth length to 1,050 meters – fit to receive ships of up to 400 meters long – and expanding the cargo yard by 40 hectares. The terminal quay cranes can handle up to 80 tons.

“The growth of our terminal and the 80 percent increase in capacity means we are even more competitive in handling breakbulk cargo. We have the experience and infrastructure to offer our customers excellent service for all types of cargoes,” said Bruno Ferretti, Commercial VP of DP World Peru.

Around the world, DP World maintains a strong commitment to sustainability, which also adds value to its array of clients worldwide.

At DP World Callao, this commitment has resulted in a specific plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. This emission reduction is being supported by the electrification of equipment, the provision of energy from renewable sources, and terminal efficiency. Moreover, the port terminal recently received the largest fleet of electric trucks in Latin America, and it is also a pioneer with its construction of an electric charging station to power these trucks with renewable energy.

In conclusion, DP World’s capabilities in breakbulk cargo logistics represent a fundamental pillar of growth for the company in Peru and are already demonstrating a positive impact on the supply chains of numerous clients.

Breakbulk Europe is taking place on 21-23 May at Rotterdam Ahoy. Meet the DP World team at Stand 2A50-B51.

MAIN PHOTO: Construction work at DP World Callao. CREDIT: DP World