Adani Mundra Container Terminal (AMCT) at Mundra berthed M. V. Northern Jaguar of MSC lines today, it is the largest container vessel to call an Indian port till date. Built in 2009, this 115000 DWT, 8400 TEUs capacity vessel is 332 Meter long and 43.2 meter wide. At the time of berthing the vessel’s draft was 14.0 m and had a cargo of nearly 95000 Tons on board. The vessel visited Mundra to discharge container cargo at AMCT’s state-of-the-art facility.
Gautam Adani, chairman Adani Group said “The decision by MSC to dock Northern Jaguar at Adani Container Terminal in Mundra demonstrates faith of shipping lines in our facilities at Mundra. We ensure cost effective cargo handling at Mundra thru our state-of-the-art infrastructure coupled with highly skilled and committed workforce and excellent connectivity” Capt. Sandeep Mehta, ED, Adani Logistics Ltd. welcoming the vessel said “This is an important milestone in the history of Mundra port, it endorses our capabilities to handle large container vessels with high productivity.”
AMCT offers the highest average productivity, has the deepest draft, six state-of-the-art super post panamax cranes all having 22 across outreach , excellent connectivity with double stack train running capabilities, and a highly skilled and motivated team. This ensures a quick turnaround for the vessel and fast evacuation of the containers from the terminal. AMCT’s crane rates are highest in the country, it averages 34 Gross moves per hour per crane, this is coupled with a truck turnaround time of under 30 minutes. AMCT at Mundra is poised to cross one Million TEU mark this year.
Mundra port has 12 berths for handling dry bulk, liquid bulk, break-bulk, project cargo, containers, automobiles and a single point mooring for VLCCs. It has handled nearly 40 million Tonnes of cargo in 2009-10. MPSEZ is also building the world’s largest dedicated coal terminal at Mundra that is capable of handling 60 million metric tonnes of coal per annum. It is also developing additional facilities for containers, bulk, liquid and break-bulk cargo at Mundra. MPSEZ is developing port and terminal facilities in India, significant amongst them are at Dahej, Hazira, Mormugao.
MPSEZ is looking for opportunities to develop ports on eastern coast of India in states of Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The company has recently opted for developing rail links and ports in Australia as well as Indonesia, specifically to facilitate movement of coal.