Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal Pvt Ltd. also known as NSICT, India's first private container terminal was set up in 1997 and was inherited by DP World as part of the P&O Ports acquisition in 2006. Built at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JN Port), India's largest gateway to container trade, DP World Nhava Sheva has long been a significant contributor to India's development, and an exemplary example for all subsequent container terminal operators to follow.
NSICT was set up in 1997 and is India's first private-public partnership in the ports sector. One can proudly say that the colossal change that NSICT brought about to Indian shipping has been a strong propeller for the Container trade growth, India has experienced ever since. While NSICT commenced operations long ago, it has never lost its importance to the shipping fraternity, and today still retains its position as India's preferred container gateway long after competition has set in.
NSICT is managed under a 30 year Build-Operate-Transfer agreement set up with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) of the Government of India. This Terminal which operates with state-of-the art infrastructure and provides world-class service is certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 27001 management systems. It's motto: “To give our Customers, the service they demand and deserve” is strictly undertaken so that every Customer-servicing initiative, results in 'Customer-Delight', which is manifested in the long association that NSICT has had with its Customers. In December 2008, DP World Nhava Sheva became the first ISO 28000 security certified marine terminal in India, and again proved itself to be a truly world class container terminal setting the standard for all other terminals in India to follow.