Adani Becomes 1st Indian Port Operator To Record 200 MMT Cargo Movement
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ), India’s largest private port operator which runs ports recorded cargo movement of more than 200 million metric tonnes (MMT). Itbecame the first Indian port operator to achieve the milestone. This has not beenan easy journey. The company overcame many challenges through the strength of character and conviction of its people.
Adani Ports embarked its journey in 2001 when it was unheard of for privateplayers to enter into the port sector. The demands were huge both technical and financial. Driven by its strong conviction APSEZ took the leap and ventured intothe unknown. Within a span of two decades, APSEZ has become one of the largest port operators in the world.
It started with Mundra Port but later on, there were additions to the portfolio. Non-major ports were developed at Hazira, Dhamra, Dahej and the newest baby atKattupalli. Terminals were developed within major ports of the country at Ennore,Kandla, Goa and Vizag from 2005 to 2018. Mundra Port remains the crown jewel,but the feat of handling 200 MMT cargo has not been achieved by one port alone. Proximity and rail/road connectivity to the vast and rich north-western hinterland, state-of-the-art modern port infrastructure and equipment, zero waiting time for ships, faster turn-around time and competitive rates contributed to this phenomenal growth of Adani Ports.
Going forward APSEZ has set its sights on higher targets with aims to double growth up to 400 MMT by 2025. The target does not seem difficult consideringthe tech-driven innovations to integrate the conventional business processes withthe new age digital technologies. Fleet and fuel management, asset monitoring,digitalisation of processes, mobility, operational intelligence and performancemonitoring of the applications - the journey that began around a year ago hasbegun reaping benefits.