Kandla Port bags Sea Port of the Year award for non-containerised cargo

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on March 24, 2015

Kandla Port Trust (KPT) on Tuesday said it has been awarded the Sea Port of the Year for Non-Containerised Cargo (for Northern India). 

The port had created national history for cargo handling and  retains its Number - 1 position among the major ports for the sixth year in a row by achieving the 87.005 million tonne mark in 2013-14, KPT said in a statement.

"Ravi M Parmar, Chairman of KPT, received the award from P G Nair of EXIM India, during at the 6th Northern India Multimodal Logistics Awards 2015 held in New Delhi on March 17," the statement said.

With a number of infrastructure augmentation and expansion plans ongoing and lined up, the port is on its way to reaching the 100 million throughput mark and emerging as a global hub in the region, the statement said.

The port utilised 90 per cent of its cargo handling capacity of 96.62 MMT. The performance was commendable as it came up despite the continuing impact of economic recession and industrial slowdown in the country’s economy during the last fiscal, it said.

"Concerted efforts and a series of measures initiated by the Kandla Port Administration have resulted once again in a good performance during 2013-14 in all spheres with efficiency, productivity, cost effectiveness, transparency and customer focus," KPT said.

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Published on March 24, 2015
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