Mumbai August 20, 2013: Distinguished guests from the management team of CONCOR, India’s largest transporter of containerized cargo visited APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.), one of India’s fastest growing gateway ports located in Amreli district (Gujarat) belonging to the AP Moller-Maersk group, on 13th August 2013.
The visit was organized to learn more about Pipavav’s recently enabled double-stack high-cube capabilities which coincide with the commencement of CONCOR’s double stack hub at Kathuwas (Rajasthan), a strategic facility for CONCOR, which is expected to spur volumes in North and North-western India for Concor and in turn for APM Terminals Pipavav.
Mr. Yashvardhan, Director- International (Marketing and Operation), CONCOR and Mr. A.K.Poddar, Chief Vigilance Officer, CONCOR were accompanied by Mr. A.Vaasudev Rao, Chief General Manager (North West region). The dignitaries were personally received by Mr. Prakash Tulsiani, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav.
During the visit, the guests witnessed rail side and quay side activities and paid special attention to APM Terminals Pipavav’s state of the art Rail Mounted Gantry Crane (RMGC) yard. The efficiency and turnaround speed at APM Terminals Pipavav were amply demonstrated when CONCOR’s Train No. J29 arrived in their presence at 1600 hrs with 90 TEUs of export containers which were discharged and the same train loaded with 180 TEUs of import containers, clocking a turnaround time of 2.5 hours. The train was flagged off for Kathuwas by Mr. A.K.Poddar, Chief Vigilance officer, CONCOR.
An undisputed market leader having the largest network of 61 ICDs/CFS across India, CONCOR plays a dominant role in inland container transport, providing superior connectivity to the hinterland, across India. CONCOR’s association with a gateway port is vital to expand its reach within the hinterland.
Commenting on their visit, Mr. Prakash Tulsiani, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “The visit of CONCOR senior management to our port was fruitful and we expect a continued partnership with CONCOR for an inclusive growth in volumes and value for both parties. The visit further intensified their confidence in our abilities and we see this translating to better rail throughput in the near future”.
About Gujarat Pipavav Port (APM Terminals Pipavav)
Gujarat Pipavav Port is part of an international network of ports and terminals belonging to APM Terminals of the AP Moller-Maersk group. Strategically located in Gujarat, approximately 152 nautical miles from Mumbai, APM Terminals Pipavav is one of Western India's fastest growing gateway ports. The port has excellent connectivity to the rich hinterland in North and Northwest India. Since taking over in 2005, the port has steadily expanded its infrastructure facilities to suit its growing customer base. APM Terminals Pipavav, a successful public-private enterprise, is emerging as an important gateway port on the west coast of India for containers, bulk and liquid cargo.