Logistics

DP World’s Mundra terminal handles 1 mn TEUs in 2014

Virendra Pandit Ahmedabad | Updated on December 17, 2014


Gujarat’s first container terminal, the Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT), handled one million TEUs (Twenty foot Equivalent Units) of annual container throughput, a milestone, in the current calendar year (2014).

 

MICT, developed by global port operator DP World, became operational in 2003 when it handled 20,000 TEUs.

 

MICT has achieved the landmark while pioneering the container revolution in the Kutch region and emerging as the gateway for the North and the North-West regions of the country, Tejas Nataraj, Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement on Wednesday. “We service over 55 vessels and more than 160 trains a month, with over 30 crane moves an hour.”

 

DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and West Asia. Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three-quarters of its revenue.

 

In 2013, it handled 55 million TEUs, which is expected to increase to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, he added.

Published on December 17, 2014

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