By Priti Naik
One of Western India’s leading port, the APM Terminals Pipavav has achieved a milestone for limestone discharge. The limestone vessel ‘MV El Matador’ was discharged by the port within 46 hours, at a discharge rate of 31,263 MT per day. The port focusses on faster vessel turnaround due to a strong vessel line-up in waiting.
The Limestone and other mineral cargoes are mostly handled conventionally at all Indian ports. This latest operational feat at APM Terminals Pipavav is certainly one of the highest minerals discharge records and way above industry standards. This breakthrough productivity was achieved using the Port’s state-of-the-art Gottwald Shore Cranes together with vessel cranes and seamless co-ordination at the Port ensuring safe and efficient operations.
The Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav, Mr. Jakob Friis Sorensen said, “We are proud of another productivity achievement at our port. Discharging the minerals at the rate of 31,263 MT per day is an outstanding feat and highlights our infrastructure capabilities, flawless planning, and co-ordination among our teams at the Port. We are committed to extend the best services to our customers by moving their cargoes safely and in minimal time at our port through continuous infrastructure development.”