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Mundra Port

Mundra Port:

Adani Group’s Mundra Port recently saw the largest ever container ship to dock at an Indian port when the almost 400-metre-long MSC Anna came visiting.

  • Mundra Port is the largest private port and the largest container port in India
  • It is located on the north shores of the Gulf of Kutch, near Mundra, Kutch district, Gujarat.
  • It is a deep-draft, all-weather port.
  • It is also a special economic zone (SEZ).
  • As much as 33 per cent of India’s container traffic flows through the port.
  • It is run by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ),which is India’s largest commercial port operator and accounts for nearly one-fourth of the country’s cargo movement.
  • With a capacity of 260 MMT, the port handles over 155 MMT (FY 2022-23), which constitutes nearly 11% of India’s maritime cargo.
  • The port has 26 berths and two single-point moorings, which allow it to accommodate a wide range of vessels.
  • The port handles a wide variety of cargo, including containers, dry bulk, break bulk, liquid cargo and automobiles.
  • It also has the country’s largest coal import terminal, which facilitates faster cargo evacuation with minimal turnaround time.
  • Mundra Port’s rail is connected to the national rail network and cargo can be handled for any location in India.