Dubai-headquartered port operator DP World has opened a new smart logistics centre in Lurin, Peru, connected by optical fibres to its terminal at the Port of Callao.
The centre is expected to deliver information to the port and customs to allow customers to manage the movement of their cargo through the use of electronic devices and smartphones.
According to Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO of DP World Group and chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, the new logistics centre is the first of several ones the operator is planning to open across the country to manage container traffic in Callao through smart technology and monitoring of shipments.
He said: “This new logistics centre underlines our commitment to enabling trade across the supply chain connecting ports and customs through smart technology to make life easier for business and end users.
“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.”
DP World Callao, located approximately 15 km from Peru’s capital Lima, is a greenfield terminal with an annual operational capacity of 800,000 teu.