Adani Groups flagship Mundra Port has once again set a new milestone by handling a remarkable 16.1 million tonnes of cargo in October. This achievement marks the highest cargo volume ever recorded by any port in India, as proudly announced by the conglomerate.
Mundra Port, which stands as the largest port in the nation, has efficiently managed a staggering 102 million metric tonnes (MMT) of cargo so far this year, showcasing a commendable year-on-year growth of 9 percent. An impressive feat, the port surpassed the 100 MMT mark in just 210 days, outpacing its own previous record of 231 days from the preceding year.
In addition to its overall success, Mundra Port has demonstrated double-digit year-on-year growth in container and liquid and gas cargo, as highlighted in the press release issued on Sunday.
Furthermore, the port achieved yet another remarkable milestone by handling 4.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in a mere 203 days, a feat that previously took 225 days in the last financial year.
To diversify its cargo offerings, Mundra Port has also introduced new cargo types, such as Hydrolysis Pi Gas (HPG), to its portfolio. In the year 2023, the port accommodated over 2,480 ships and efficiently serviced more than 11,500 rakes.
Benefiting from its strategic location, Mundra Port provides top-tier facilities and boasts the capability to maintain deep drafts, making it well-prepared to handle even the largest vessels.
In a noteworthy event in July 2023, Mundra Port berthed the MV MSC Hamburg, one of the largest ships ever, measuring 399 meters in length and 54 meters in width, with a carrying capacity of 15,908 TEUs and a reported draught of 12 meters.
Notably, in 2021, the port accommodated the APL Raffles, a container vessel with a carrying capacity of 13,892 TEUs, marking it as the largest container vessel to call at any Indian port. This Singapore-registered vessel is an impressive 397.88 meters long and 51 meters wide.
Mundra Port enjoys robust connectivity with the hinterland, particularly with the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), further enhancing its capabilities and efficiency.
With its remarkable cargo volume growth rate, Mundra Port has set ambitious targets for the future, aiming to reach an impressive 200 MMT in the fiscal year 2025.