Adani Group’s flagship, Mundra Port, has once again made history by handling an astonishing 16.1 million tonnes of cargo in the month of October. This remarkable achievement marks the highest-ever cargo volume handled by any port in India, as proudly announced by the conglomerate.
Mundra Port, renowned as India’s largest port, has demonstrated impressive growth this year, with 102 million metric tonnes (MMT) of cargo handled, showing a substantial 9% year-on-year growth. An exceptional milestone was crossed when the port achieved the 100 MMT mark in a mere 210 days, surpassing the previous record of 231 days set last year.
Notably, Mundra witnessed double-digit growth in container and liquid and gas cargo categories, underscoring its robust performance. The conglomerate’s press release on Sunday highlighted the achievement of handling 4.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in just 203 days, an accomplishment that took 225 days in the previous fiscal year.
Mundra Port continues to expand its cargo portfolio, recently incorporating Hydrolysis Pi Gas (HPG). In 2023, the port recorded over 2,480 ship dockings and serviced more than 11,500 rakes.
The strategic location of Mundra, with its capability to maintain a deep draft, positions it as well-prepared to handle large vessels, facilitating the efficient movement of goods. In a testament to its capabilities, the port berthed one of the largest ships ever, MV MSC Hamburg, in July 2023. This vessel, measuring 399 meters in length and 54 meters in width, has a carrying capacity of 15,908 TEUs and a current reported draught of 12 meters.
In 2021, Mundra Port made headlines by accommodating the APL Raffles, a 13,892 TEU container vessel, the largest of its kind to call at any Indian port. The Singapore-registered vessel is a massive 397.88 meters long and 51 meters wide.
Mundra Port boasts excellent connectivity with the hinterland, particularly through the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), enhancing its efficiency in handling cargo.
With its remarkable cargo volume growth rate, Mundra Port has set ambitious goals and is targeting 200 MMT in cargo volume by the fiscal year 2025, reaffirming its significance in India’s trade and logistics landscape.
Sources By Agencies