The Adani Container Terminals in Mundra – Adani Mundra Container Terminal (AMCT) and Adani International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd (AICTPL) recorded a combined throughput of 198,366 TEUs in May 2015, surpassing the previous highest of 177,928 TEUs.
AICTPL recorded its highest throughput ever, of 109,390 TEUs, since commencing operations in August 2012. AICTPL is a joint venture between Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd (APSEZ) and Terminal Investments Ltd (TIL).
Mr Ennarasu Karunesan, COO and Head – Container Business, APSEZ, said: “This is a remarkable achievement by the Adani Container Terminals TEAM which has displayed a splendid performance. Our focus will be to provide operational excellence with the highest level of safety and a customer-centric approach. We thank our customers for supporting us and having faith in us.”
This achievement was made possible by the constant encouragement and support of the senior leadership of APSEZ, among them being Mr Harikrishnan Sundaram, GM-Business Development and Marketing, and Mr Houssam Haddad, Head, Adani Mundra Container Terminals, through seamless coordination.
The container terminals in Mundra had handled a volume of 2.7 million TEUs in 2014 -15, and are targeting 3.5 million TEUs in 2015-16.
The strategic advantages of Mundra include deep draught to handle large containerships and seamless rail and road connectivity to the cargo catchment centres in the northern and western hinterland. The Port has seen considerable increase in rail-bound cargo, including a rise in the handling of double-stack containers.
Recently, Mundra has also attracted transhipment cargo from Pakistan/Africa and the Persian Gulf, giving shipping lines an option to “hub” the cargo.
Mr Ennarasu added: “APSEZ has always created supply-driven infrastructure ahead of schedule and I am sure we will be able to offer consistent port services and meet the growing customer needs”.
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