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APM Pipavav to get Rs 700 cr expansion & raise capacity to 1.6 mn TEUs

August 24, 2020: APM Terminals Pipavav's (Gujarat Pipavav Port) board has approved its expansion plan of about Rs 700 crore, which includes improving facilities for handling bigger ships and raising the container capacity to 1.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

During lockdown, the port handled more than 622 container trains, 1,86,000 TEUs, out of which 1,10,000 TEUs were by trains.
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During lockdown, the port handled more than 622 container trains, 1,86,000 TEUs, out of which 1,10,000 TEUs were by trains.

August 24, 2020: APM Terminals Pipavav's (Gujarat Pipavav Port) board has approved its expansion plan of about Rs 700 crore, which includes improving facilities for handling bigger ships and raising the container capacity to 1.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

“APM Terminals Pipavav currently has a capacity to handle up to 1.35 million TEUs of containers, 4-5 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo, 2 million tonnes of liquid cargo and about 2,50,000 cars per year,” reported Outlook.

During the lockdown, the port handled more than 622 container trains, 1,86,000 TEUs, out of which 1,10,000 TEUs were by trains. The port also handled dry bulk shipments of 0.41 million metric tonnes and 0.21 million metric tonnes liquid in the June quarter of this fiscal.

Jakob Friis Sorensen, managing director, APM Terminals Pipavav, noted that APM Terminals Pipavav is going to be linked up with DFC which will increase the capacity in the Mumbai-Delhi development corridor. Introduction of new rail connections between a number of deep-sea terminals and the hinterland has made transport of goods faster and more secure while reducing environmental impact. He is hopeful that the government will improve the road network in Saurashtra for further smooth connectivity to the hinterland.

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