Mundra Port, which is the largest port in the country, has handled a total of 102 million metric tonnes of cargo so far this year, showing a growth rate of 9% compared to the previous year.The port achieved this feat in just 210 days, surpassing the record of 231 days set last year, according to an ANI report.
The press release stated that Mundra Port has witnessed double-digit growth in the handling of containers, liquids, and gas on a year-on-year basis. It has also set another record by handling 4.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in just 203 days, which is faster than the previous financial year.
The port has expanded its portfolio by adding new cargo types, such as Hydrolysis Pi Gas (HPG). In 2023, it has already docked over 2,480 ships and serviced more than 11,500 rakes.
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Mundra Port’s strategic location and deep draft capabilities have made it well-equipped to handle large vessels. In July 2023, it berthed one of the largest ships ever, the MV MSC Hamburg, which is 399 meters long and 54 meters wide, with a carrying capacity of 15,908 TEUs. In 2021, it berthed the APL Raffles, the largest container vessel to call at any Indian port, with a length of 397.88 meters and a width of 51 meters.
The port also enjoys strong connectivity with the hinterland, particularly to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC). With its growth in cargo volume, Mundra Port is aiming to handle 200 million metric tonnes of cargo in the fiscal year 2025.