APM Ter­mi­nals Pi­pavav reaches a mile­stone

The fa­cil­ity is known to also han­dle con­tain­ers, dry bulk, and liq­uid bulk cargo op­er­a­tions, with di­rect dou­ble stack rail ser­vice to in­land com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial cen­tres.

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APM Ter­mi­nals Pi­pavav has reached a mile­stone of 100,000 au­to­mo­biles han­dled at the port’s Roll On-Roll Off (Ro/Ro) fa­cil­ity, 20 months after com­menc­ing auto-load­ing and dis­charg­ing op­er­a­tions. Ro/Ro ser­vices were in­tro­duced at the port in Au­gust 2015, after NYK Auto Lo­gis­tics In­dia (NALI) in­vested in a state-of-the art stock yard and pre-de­liv­ery in­spec­tion fa­cil­ity. With USD $3 bil­lion in­vest­ment ex­pected by au­to­mo­biles com­pa­nies in Gu­jarat by 2020, more than two mil­lion pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles are pro­jected to be pro­duced in the re­gion in the next five to six years. Most of the

man­u­fac­tur­ing in Gu­jarat is for the In­dian ex­port mar­ket.

“With the In­dian gov­ern­ment’s “Make in In­dia” ini­tia­tive, we have seen a surge in au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing in­vest­ment in the Sanand, Hansalpur and Vitha­la­pur belt in Gu­jarat, and our mod­ern and ef­fi­cient Ro/Ro fa­cil­ity can play a ma­jor role in In­dia’s emer­gence as a ma­jor au­to­mo­tive ex­porter,” said, Keld Ped­er­sen, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, APM Ter­mi­nals.

The Pi­pavav car ter­mi­nal in­cludes an 80,000-square me­ter (20 acre) au­to­mo­tive Ro/Ro stock­yard, and a 4,400 square me­ter (one acre) stag­ing area.

Most of the man­u­fac­tur­ing in Gu­jarat is for the In­dian ex­port mar­ket

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