New transhipment hub at Mundra, Gujarat
With an aim to increase its capacity, Adani Ports with Swiss company arm, Terminal Management, is creating a major hub at its flagship Mundra port.
Adani Ports & SEZ ( APSEZ) will expand its existing Adani International Container Terminal (AICTPL) at its flagship Mundra port to make a transhipment hub. AICTPL is a 50:50 joint venture with Terminal Investment which is an arm of Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). The expansion is being carried out to create a transhipment hub for West Asia, South Asia and India.
Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZL pointed out, “With this expansion, Mundra will emerge as a major transhipment hub for West Asia, South Asia and India. It will also make Mundra the largest container port in India with four container terminals having a cumulative handling capacity of 6.6 million TEUs, spread over an area of 146 hectares.”
Upon completion, AICTPL will emerge as India’s largest container terminal with a total quay length of 1,460m and a cargo handling capacity of 3.1 million TEUs. It will be equipped with 15 super post panamax quay cranes, capable of handling 18,000 TEU container vessels at the terminal. The expansion of AICTPL will position Mundra as a major transhipment hub in the country providing congestionfree and cost-effective solutions. Construction has already commenced and the terminal will be commissioned in 15 months.
Diego Aponte, CEO & President, MSC, said, “We are confident that Mundra will become a major transhipment hub within South Asia.”