Mundra Port in Gujarat handled 16.1 MMT of cargo in October, the highest-ever volume by any port in India.
One of the flagship ports of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), the port is the largest port in the country with 102 MMT of cargo handled on a year to date (YTD) basis, at 9% year-on-year growth. It crossed the volume of 100 MMT in 210 days, overtaking the record of 231 days last year.
Mundra saw double-digit growth on a year-on-year basis for containers (10%) and liquids and gas (14%). In another milestone, it handled 4.2 million TEUs of containers in just 203 days, a feat achieved in 225 days in the previous financial year. It added new cargo types such as Hydrolysis Pi Gas (HPG) to its portfolio. On a year-to-date basis, it docked over 2,480 ships and serviced over 11,500 rakes.
Capable of maintaining a deep draft, Mundra Port can handle large vessels. In July 2023, it berthed one of the largest ships ever – MV MSC Hamburg (399 m long and 54 m wide), with a carrying capacity of 15,908 TEUs and a current reported draught of 12 m. In 2021, it berthed the 13,892 TEU APL Raffles – a Singapore-registered vessel that is 397.88 m long and 51 m broad and the largest container vessel to call at any Indian port.