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APM Terminals Pipavav handled 186k TEUs & 622 trains amid lockdown

July 7, 2020: Since March 24, APM Terminals Pipavav handled 18,60,00 TEUs and out of which 11,00,00 TEUs were transported by 622 container trains.

The port also handled dry bulk shipments of 0.41 million metric tonnes and 0.21 million metric tonnes liquid from April to June 2020.
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The port also handled dry bulk shipments of 0.41 million metric tonnes and 0.21 million metric tonnes liquid from April to June 2020.

July 7, 2020: Since March 24, APM Terminals Pipavav handled 18,60,00 TEUs and out of which 11,00,00 TEUs were transported by 622 container trains.

The port also handled dry bulk shipments of 0.41 million metric tonnes and 0.21 million metric tonnes liquid from April to June 2020. The port created additional yard space and worked with extended logistics partners to ensure smooth flow of goods and addressed many emergent supply chains needs from the customers.

In April 2020 alone, the port handled 293 trains, marking the highest number of trains ever handled at the port in a single month. Additionally, a new benchmark was also set in the area of safety with the completion of 500 days of safe operations with zero fatality and Lost Time Incidents (LTI) in May 2020.

Jakob Friis Sorenson, managing director, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, “The past months have been a testing time for us at the port, but I am pleased to say that we have sailed through the challenging winds and were operational 24/7. The smooth operations would not have been possible without the support from our external stakeholders such as customs, railways, container train operators, transporters & container freight stations. We are grateful to our customers for their trust in our operations.”

During these challenging times, the company took immediate and proactive measures to ensure safety as well as continued services. The port adopted standard crisis protocol at both the international and local levels as per the various relevant guidelines of the government. of India, government of Gujarat and other statutory bodies & administration.

In addition to providing a safe working environment for its colleagues and stakeholders, the port also reached out to communities in and around the Port to provide the necessary support to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Business continuity & safety
With the business continuity plan in place, APM Terminals Pipavav continued to operate within normal parameters without any significant disruption despite limited manpower. The port safeguarded safety of its employees by strictly following the safety measures like providing PPE kits, sanitising the workplace, following social distancing during commute and at operation, etc. The pilots & marine team have ensured seamless safe operations despite being the first point of contact with the ship's crew.


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