Ahmedabad (29.01.2022): The Mundra Port continues to set new milestones.
On Friday, Adani CMA Mundra Terminal Pvt Ltd (ACMTPL), a joint venture between Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd and CMA Terminals at Mundra, berthed APL Raffles.
APL Raffles is one of the largest vessels in the fleet of CMA CGM. Built in 2013, this 176727 DWT, 17292 TEUs capacity vessel is 397.88 meters long and 51 meters wide, almost equivalent to four football fields.
Other significantly large container vessels which have called Mundra Port are MSC Regulus which has an LOA of 366.45 m MSC Valeria which has an LOA of 366 m.
In 2021, Mundra became the largest container port in India.
The Port continues to attract large size ships consolidating its position as the most preferred gateway of Indian EXIM cargoes, especially Agri products and manufactured goods.
The port offers 26 berths and two single-point moorings with an annual capacity to handle 248.82 MMT cargo with dedicated terminals for different cargo and commodity types.
Mundra Port, India's biggest commercial port by volumes, is a deep-water, all-weather port, equipped to handle dry bulk, breakbulk, project cargo, liquid, containers, automobiles, and crude oil.
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd., a part of globally diversified Adani Group has evolved from a port company to a Ports and Logistics Platform for India. It is the largest port developer and operator in India with 12 strategically located ports and terminals — Mundra, Dahej, Tuna, and Hazira in Gujarat, Dhamra in Odisha, Mormugao in Goa, Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Dighi in Maharashtra, and Kattupalli &Ennore in Chennai— represent 24% of the country's total port capacity, handling vast amounts of cargo from both coastal areas and the vast hinterland.
The company is also developing a transshipment port at Vizhinjam, Kerala. Its “Ports to Logistics Platform” comprising its port facilities, integrated logistics capabilities, and industrial economic zones, puts it in a unique position to benefit as India stands to benefit from an impending overhaul in global supply chains.
As it aims at becoming the largest ports and logistics platform in the world in the next decade, it is also making efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. It is the first Indian port and third in the world to sign up for the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) committing to emission reduction targets to control global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. It aims at becoming carbon neutral by 2025.