APSEZ Signs An Agreement To Develop And Operate A Container Terminal At Yangon Port, Myanmar
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer, operator and the logistics arm of Adani Group, signed an agreement to develop and operate a container terminal at Yangon Port in Myanmar.
Strategic Significance: -
The proposed container terminal at Myanmar is part of APSEZ strategy to expand its container terminal network in South-East Asia. This will also act as a network point to feed into our upcoming transhipment hub at Vizhinjam. Furthermore, the proposed container terminal will be integrated with our Ports/Terminals along the east and south coast of India, unlocking synergies by offering multiple entry/exit points for the shipping lines which wish to call on this region.
Location of the Project: -
The project site is located at city cluster & inner harbour of Yangon Port. The site is ideally placed to serve the traffic from industries surrounding the city with adequate storage and good evacuation channel for the port.
Salient features of the BOT/ Lease agreement and project are as under: -
The BOT/ Lease agreement is signed for 50 years and extendable twice for ten years each. The terminal will have a capacity to handle 0.80 Mn TEUs of containers. The construction of phase I is expected to be completed by June, 2021. The estimated cost for implementing phase I of 0.5 Mn TEUs is between US $ 220- 230 Mn and phase II expansion to 0.8 Mn TEUs is expected to cost between US $55–60 Mn The terminal will have a quay length of 635 meters with capability to handle three vessels at a time.
APSEZ would introduce its operating and technological expertise to Myanmar by using modern equipment to ensure efficient handling of containers, thereby reducing the average turnaround time of the vessels.
All requisite clearances/permissions for setting up of the terminal at Yangon, Myanmar have been received in the form of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) permit.