APSEZ Achieves Highest Vessel Exchange at Kattupalli Port
Chennai, 24 March 2022: Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (“APSEZ”), the largest integrated transport utility in India and a part of the diversified Adani Group, today announced that it has achieved the highest exchange of 7078 TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) at the Kattupalli Port. This exchange was handled on the Vessel MV Cosco Hamburg, which sailed between Kattupalli Port and Thailand & Far East Asia on 19th March 2022.
The weekly mainline service, TE1 (Thailand East India Service) was added to the portfolio of container vessel services at Kattupalli port commencing from Feb ‘2022 connecting Kattupalli port with Thailand and Far East Asia. The service presently has five Vessels in the loop. In another significant event, The Thailand-East India Service has recently shifted its complete call to Kattupalli Port.
“Kattupalli port is honored to achieve this record specially in what has been a challenging year with the pandemic. This is a testament to the ports handling capacity and logistics that shows our capability in handling high volumes” – Spokesperson, APSEZ.
APSEZ has been operating Kattupalli Port since October 2015 and the container volumes handled by the Port have significantly increased since their takeover. The Kattupalli port serves the EXIM trade in the Chennai region and its hinterland as an ideal alternate gateway for seamless movement of import and export cargo.
About Kattupalli Port
Kattupalli is a modern multi-cargo port located in North Chennai. Situated outside city limits, Kattupalli offers 24×7 congestion-free approach roads for seamless movement of cargo offering a wide basket of services such as a dedicated yard for Direct Port Delivery clearance, Direct Port Entry for factory stuffed/self-sealed export-laden containers, and flexible carting. It is well connected to cargo clusters, national highways, and container freight stations. Kattupalli also boasts of an on-dock CFS within its premises for providing value-added services to the trade. Kattupalli port with its state of art infrastructure comprising of 7 Quay cranes, 18 e-RTG’s and 5000+ ground slots provides robust productivity and overall operational efficiencies for Vessel and yard operations enabling faster turnaround time of Vessels and external trailers. The Port is governed under a concession agreement of Tamil Nadu Maritime Board and has been generating revenue for the state and direct and indirect employment in the industrial region of Northern Chennai.
About Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd.
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), a part of the globally diversified Adani Group has evolved from a port company to an Integrated Transport Utility providing end-to-end solutions from its port gate to customer gate. It is the largest port developer and operator in India with 6 strategically located ports and terminals on the west coast (Mundra, Dahej, Tuna and Hazira in Gujarat, Mormugao in Goa and Dighi in Maharashtra) and 6 ports and terminals on the East coast of India (Dhamra in Odisha, Gangavaram, Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and Kattupalli and Ennore in Chennai) representing 24% of the country’s total port capacity, thus providing capabilities to handle vast amounts of cargo from both coastal areas and the hinterland. The company is also developing two transhipment ports at Vizhinjam, Kerala and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Its ‘Ports to Logistics Platform’ comprising port facilities, integrated logistics capabilities including multimodal logistics parks, Grade A warehouses, and industrial economic zones, puts APSEZ in an advantageous position as India stands to benefit from an impending overhaul in global supply chains. The company’s vision is to be the largest ports and logistics platform in the world in the next decade. With a vision to turn carbon neutral by 2025, APSEZ was the first Indian port and third in the world to sign up for the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) committing to emission reduction targets to control global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. For more information, please visit www.adaniports.com