Global logistics company DP World operated Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT) became the first container terminal in Gujarat to successfully handle more than 13 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), and 10 million containers, since its inception.
This milestone comes with the terminal achieving its all-time highest monthly throughput of 123,611 TEUs by handling 70 vessels in March 2021. MICT has registered a 60 percent Year-on-Year growth on origin-destination (OD) volumes over March 2020, surpassing overall India’s OD growth of 29.8 percent for the same period.
MICT is the first terminal at Mundra, the largest Port on the western coast of India. From handling twenty thousand TEUs in its first year of operations in 2003, the terminal has emerged as the gateway for the North and the North West regions of the country while pioneering the container revolution in the Kutch Region. MICT has achieved this breakthrough by handling more than 10,000 container vessels while serving international trade routes and contributing to the growth of India’s container trade and economic development.
MICT continues to excel in areas of operations efficiency and deploying best-in-class infrastructure and technology, thereby, putting MICT in the top quartile of the best performing container terminals globally. The terminal’s proximity to the North India market and excellent rail connectivity to the key ICDs and hinterland has made Mundra a strong first choice for Exporters and Importers.
In the last quarter of 2020, MICT added two new mainline services to the Far East, providing direct and cost-effective connections. The terminal offers six mainline vessels and a vast network of feeder services which provide customers with faster and reliable connections to global markets.
Capt Sujeet Singh, CEO, Port Terminal – Mundra, DP World said, “At DP World, our emphasis continues to be on enhancing terminal’s productivity by constantly modernizing terminal infrastructure and IT systems. This achievement is an example of the important role our employees have played to deliver the best services to our partners in the supply chain with the highest levels of efficiency.
Our focus continues to be on facilitating a reliable and swift flow of cargo, thus making our customers’ products reach the market faster, reduce the cost of logistics and improve the effectiveness of the supply chain in North-Western India.”
Source: Indian Transport & Logistics News