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.

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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.”

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