Indian Transport & Logistics

Adani Ports ends FY23 with cargo handling of 339mn tonnes

Mundra continues to be India’s largest seaport with ~155 million tonnes of total cargo handled during the year

Adani Ports ends FY23 with cargo handling of 339mn tonnes
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Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) handled around 339 million tonnes in FY23 (April 2022-March 2023), an increase of nine percent from FY2022.

Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZ

“The improvement in cargo volumes is testimony to the faith that our customers have in us,” says Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZ. “It shows our commitment to using improved efficiencies and technological integrations to drive and achieve customer satisfaction. The APSEZ’s flagship port, Mundra, is outpacing all its closest rivals and continues to be the largest port in the nation in terms of volumes handled. Mundra’s infrastructure meets world standards and provides service levels on par with those of its global competitors, making it India’s gateway for container goods.”

The overall container volume handled by APSEZ in India increased 5 percent to 8.6 million TEUs including 6.6 MTEUs at Mundra, says an official release. "It continues to be India’s largest seaport with 155 million tonnes of total cargo handled during the year. The logistics business segment also had a record year. The container rakes handled during the year achieved a new milestone crossing 500,000 TEUs (+24 percent Y-o-Y) while the bulk cargo transported exceeded 14 million tonnes, an increase of 62 percent Y-o-Y. This financial year witnessed APSEZ setting milestones on the count of ships docked (6,573), rakes serviced (40,482), and the trucks, trailers and tankers handled (48,89,941). Adani Ports serviced 3,068 unique customers across its different business units."

Mundra handled the deepest container vessel – MSC Washington with an arrival draft of 17 metres – ever handled by any Indian port, and the largest vessel, MSC Fatma, with a vessel length of 366 m and carrying capacity of 15,194 TEUs, the release said. "The port also docked its first LNG-fueled vessel, an Aframax crude oil tanker, at its SPM facility. The draft is 14 metres long with a total displacement of 1,26,810 MT."

APSEZ has been working on cargo diversification at all its ports, the release said. This year, Krishnapatnam Port added soybeans, edible oil and sugar to its cargo portfolio while Dighi Port handled sugar for the first time and Dhamra its first rice vessel for export to Bangladesh, the release added.

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