Mundra port sets new record in coal cargo handling

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on September 12, 2013

Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd on Thursday said its port at Mundra handled 1,51,229 metric tonnes (MT) of steam coal in 24 hours, thus setting a national record in India’s coal cargo handling history.

The Indonesian steam coal was carried by MV Cape Fushen, a large Cape vessel, for Adani Power Ltd (APL).

The Mundra port’s West Basin terminal surpassed the best coal discharge performance nationally, of 1,22,247 MT, and also surpassed its own record of 1,15,119 MT in January 2012. The current handling capacity of this port is 60 million metric tones (MMT) of coal per annum, the company said in a statement.

The automated West Basin coal terminal has emerged as the best coal import terminal in the world. It is designed to handle coal that can feed most of the Indian power plants and thereby play an important role in the country’s power generation, an official said.

The Mundra port is now India’s number one, privately-built and operated multi-cargo port and has an annual handling capacity of 180 MMTs.

Published on September 12, 2013

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