Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
CONTAINER PORT OF THE YEAR
When we think of India’s largest port-based company and the country’s largest portbased manufacturing hub, the first name that comes to our mind is Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited. Posting an astounding growth of 16 per cent Y-O-Y in FY201617 and a record throughput around 3.5 million teus APSEZ stood out in the competition and has emerged as the proud winner of the Container Port of the Year Award. APSEZ has an installed capacity of 5.1 million teus which includes capacity addition of 800,000 teus in FY 2016-17. It has a yard area of 100 hectares and comprises of all terminals in the port. The port has established amazing efficiency indicators with a capacity utilisation of 80 per cent. Highly streamlined operations have maintained the average turnaround time at 0.85 days, while the average pre-berthing detention time is 8.17 hours. High-end infrastructure used at the port has marked the average output per ship berth day at 2,261 teus, while the growth in average output per ship berth day on a Y-O-Y basis in FY2016-17 over FY 2015-16 is 2 per cent (in million tonnes). With 28.79 moves per hour, the average crane productivity is among the best in the country and has ensured quick clearance of cargo. The port has further upgraded its infrastructure to keep up its performance with the addition of 3 Quay Cranes at AICTPL, 4 Quay Cranes at ACMTPL, 9 RTGS at AICTPL, 12 RTGS at ACMTPL and 3 RMGCS at the rail head. Two berths at ACMTPL have been added to accomodate the growing traffic.
(L to R) Sanjay Khunt,
Sales Manager, Liebherr Maritime Cranes; Capt Vivek Anand, Director, NYK Line
(India) Ltd; Shahzad
Athar, General Manager-marketing and representatives from Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone; Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, MD – AMEA, Veritas Petroleum Services.