Mundra Port handles record fertiliser cargo of about 1 million tonnes in November
- Mundra Port handles a record 984,000 MT of fertilizer cargo in November
- Aims to increase market share in fertilizer cargo handling
- Operates a fully mechanized fertilizer cargo complex with capacity of 500,000 MT
- Mundra Port is India’s fourth-largest commercial port & the largest Private Port
Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (MPSEZ), India’s No. 1 private multi-port operator and a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd--India’s leading infrastructure conglomerate, today said it’s Mundra Port, located in Mundra, Gujarat, has handled a record 984,000 metric tonnes of fertilizers in November, thus making it one of the largest fertilizer handling ports in the country.
Mundra Port, which is also India’s fourth largest commercial port, is well equipped to handle around 20% share of India’s annual fertilizer imports that stand at 22 million tonnes currently thanks to its dedicated and fully mechanized fertilizer cargo complex with a total capacity of 500,000 metric tonnes.
The state-of-the-art facility is viewed as a boon by fertilizer distribution firms due to its automated fertilizer bag filling system. Around eight to ten rakes are loaded on daily basis thus evacuating cargo in excess of 25,000 metric tonnes a day against about four rakes in a leading major port in the region.
“We, at Mundra Port, aim to capture the top slot in the Country for handling imported fertilizer cargo also as we did with coal. High level of mechanization, state-of-the-art technology, our robust processes and very committed employees are behind this success", said Capt. Unmesh Abhyankar, COO – MPSEZ.
With India’s fertilizer imports slated to rise, Mundra Port aims to break its own record and capture a higher share of the imported fertilizer cargo in next few years.
Earlier in November, Mundra Port transported a record cargo of imported coal at its West Basin terminal, Asia’s largest coal handling facility. It has also commenced double stack container trains to help control transportation costs. The trains are running from Mundra Port to Patli near Gurgaon, Haryana, thus connecting northern India to the west.
About The Adani Group
The US $ 6 billion Adani Group is rated amongst the top 10 and fastest growing business houses in India. An integrated infrastructure conglomerate, the Group has leveraged its strong project execution capabilities in key traditional industry verticals like Infrastructure, Mining, Power, Ports and SEZ to achieve significant growth and stakeholder value.
Founded in 1988, the Adani group today employs over 8,500 people across two continents. It has truly metamorphed from being a trusted trading house into a diversified multinational conglomerate with integrated operations across India, Indonesia and Australia.
Adani Enterprises Ltd, the Adani Group’s flagship company, has featured in the Forbes Asia’s Fab 50 for last two consecutive years. Forbes also ranked Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani as the 7th Richest Indian in 2011, while Fortune ranked him as the Business Leader of the Next Decade in its February 2011 issue.
Spearheading the Adani Group’s foray into power infrastructure is Adani Power, implementing 16,500 MW of power generation projects at six locations across India, with the objective of generating 20,000 MW by 2020. It is also actively investing in cross country power transmission lines. Adani Power is credited with commissioning of India’s first environment friendly and energy efficient supercritical technology based 660 MW power unit. Adani Power is today the country’s largest thermal power producer in private sector.
The Adani Group is also engaged in the creation of a port and special economic zone, logistics management (shipping to container train movement), storage and movement (food grain and orchard products) as well as realty development. The Adani Group established India’s largest private sector port and Special Economic Zone at Mundra (Gujarat) and is engaged in developing ports/terminals at Dahej, Hazira, Mormugao and Visakhapatnam in India and Adani Abbot Point in Australia. The Group is focused on emerging as the largest port in the country by aiming to handle 200 million tonnes of cargo by 2020.
The Adani Group is the country’s largest importer and supplier of coal and is also its leading private mine developer and operator. It also owns mining and development rights for 130 Million tonnes coal mining in India. Adani owns coal mining rights in Indonesia and Australia. Adani supplied nearly 30 million tonnes of coal last fiscal to Indian companies and is expected to manage 200 million tonnes of coal by 2020.
The Adani Group is also engaged in the business of agro-products (wheat, pulses and edible oil); its ‘Fortune’ brand is the largest edible oil brand in India today.
Oil & Gas:
The Adani Group’s energy business basket includes the supply of Compressed Natural Gas to automobiles and piped natural gas to household users. It also has ventured into oil and gas exploration and production with assets in India, Thailand and Egypt.