Mundra Port Sets New Cargo Record, Aims for 200 MMT in FY25

Adani Group’s Flagship Mundra Becomes India’s First Port To Handle 16.1 Million Tonnes Of Cargo

Mundra Port, the crown jewel of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), has made headlines by shattering its own cargo handling records. In October, Mundra Port proudly reported handling a staggering 16.1 million metric tonnes (MMT) of cargo, marking the highest volume ever recorded by any Indian port. The achievement comes as the port crossed the 100 MMT milestone in just 210 days, surpassing its previous record of 231 days from the previous year.

This outstanding performance is a testament to Mundra Port’s unwavering commitment to excellence and its vital role in India’s trade infrastructure. The success story extends beyond a single month, with the port experiencing double-digit year-on-year growth in key categories. Container volumes surged by 10 percent, while liquids and gas cargo grew by an impressive 14 percent.

Further showcasing its prowess, Mundra Port reached another significant milestone by handling 4.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers in a mere 203 days, surpassing the 225-day timeframe of the previous fiscal year. The port diversified its cargo offerings by adding Hydrolysis Pi Gas (HPG) to its portfolio, demonstrating its adaptability and responsiveness to evolving market demands.

Year-to-date (YTD) statistics also paint a picture of incredible productivity. Mundra Port accommodated over 2,480 ships and serviced more than 11,500 rakes in 2023, reinforcing its position as a vital hub for India’s maritime trade.

With its remarkable achievements and steady growth, Mundra Port is not resting on its laurels. The port has set ambitious targets for the future, aiming to reach a monumental 200 MMT in cargo volumes during the fiscal year 2025. This vision is underpinned by Mundra Port’s ability to maintain deep drafts, making it well-equipped to handle large vessels and accommodate the evolving needs of global shipping.

Mundra Port’s remarkable journey includes an impressive highlight from July 2023 when it successfully berthed MV MSC Hamburg, one of the largest ships ever to enter Indian waters. This colossal vessel, measuring 399 meters in length, 54 meters in width, and boasting a carrying capacity of 15,908 TEUs, showcased the port’s capabilities. With a reported draught of 12 meters, Mundra Port demonstrated its capacity to handle even the most imposing vessels.

In 2021, the port also welcomed the 13,892 TEU APL Raffles, the largest container vessel ever to visit an Indian port. These achievements highlight Mundra Port’s status as a significant player on the global maritime stage.

Mundra Port’s strategic location and robust connectivity, particularly to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), position it as a cornerstone of India’s trade infrastructure. As cargo volumes continue to soar, Mundra Port’s ambitions are soaring higher, with the goal of achieving 200 MMT in cargo volumes by FY25. This remarkable journey is a testament to the port’s commitment to facilitating trade and powering India’s economic growth.

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