Mundra Port completes 25 years of operations
Mundra Port handled over 155 million tonnes in FY23, nearly 11% of India’s maritime cargo
Since berthing its first ship, MT Alpha on October 7, 1998, Mundra Port has positioned itself as one of the premier and technologically advanced ports on the global map.
The port now handles over 155 million tonnes, which constitutes nearly 11 percent of India’s maritime cargo, says an official release. "Mundra is also the EXIM gateway for container traffic. In fact, 33 percent of India’s container traffic flows through the port across a dedicated freight corridor that offers the unique facility of double-stack containers from the northern hinterland to Mundra."
Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group says: "Mundra, for me, is much more than just a port. It is the beachhead of a horizon of possibilities for the entire Adani Group. 25 years ago, when we started the journey, we dreamt of a beacon that would represent India's march forward. The heartbeat of this commitment resonates not just in Mundra but throughout the nation and echoes in the confidence of every stakeholder who had the faith to sail on this journey with us. As we mark our silver jubilee, Mundra stands as a testament to the wonders that can unfurl when foresight, tenacity and a united community converge. Along with our employees and partners, we did not merely construct a port; we sculpted an emblem of global excellence, transforming an entire region and crafting new blueprints. Our confidence has never been higher and Mundra will continue to trailblaze, setting benchmarks on the global canvas."
Karan Adani, CEO and Whole Time Director, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones adds: “Today, Mundra is a showcase of world-class infrastructure, and anyone who sees Mundra will agree that it is a very visible tribute to the vision and the determination of pioneering entrepreneurs like Gautam Adani who refused to stop thinking big and thinking long-term. We see this multidimensional transformation of Mundra, in just 25 years, as the Adani Group’s humble contribution to nation-building. What was once barren is now India’s EXIM gateway and an extraordinary global hub for trade and commerce. I would say, very confidently, that we have succeeded in creating a powerful catalyst for India’s growth – and I also believe that our journey has just begun.”
As the nation's largest commercial port, spread over 35,000 acres, Mundra boasts of state-of-the-art facilities including the largest coal, natural gas and auto terminals. Its deep draft and all-weather capabilities ensure efficient cargo evacuation and minimal turnaround time, the release added.