APM Terminals Pipavav successfully handled seven ship movements in about five hours with well-coordinated efforts by various expert teams.
This accomplishment is significant as it was reportedly undertaken in a one-way channel. A shipping movement is nothing but a marine operation that involves the unberthing, berthing, or vessels’ shifting operations calling the port for cargo activities. Shipping movement at the port is carried out through the coordinated efforts of the marine pilot, vessel masters and crew members, radio operators of the port control room, mooring gangs, harbour tugs, and a pilot boat.
Commenting on the port’s accomplishment, Jakob Friis Sørensen, the MD at APM Terminals Pipavav, said that the authorities are proud to have achieved a benchmark in marine operations by successfully executing seven ship movements in just five hours. Besides, they are confident about their abilities to pull off such a difficult task and ensure there is no waiting time for the incoming vessels. Our skilled and experienced individuals are the greatest assets and believe in going all out to serve their customers. They endeavour to offer the customers the best services with zero waiting time.
In 2022 (May), APM Terminals Pipavav secured its position as the most efficient port in India in a Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) developed by S&P Global Market Intelligence and the World Bank collaboratively.
The port is ranked 26th globally in CPPI 2021 with a point of 109.823. The agility and flexibility toward customers’ needs, processes designed toward customer centricity, and the port’s safety measures are some of APM Terminals Pipavav’s distinct features that offer an edge over other Ports within the vicinity.
APM Terminals Pipavav is a leading gateway port in India, used for Containers, Ro/Ro (better known as passenger cars), liquid bulk, and dry bulk cargoes that serve Northwest India from Gujarat. The port is connected to the West and North of India via the road and rail network. At present, the annual Cargo Handling Capacity reportedly involves about 1.35 million.
TEU contains liquid bulk measuring almost two million metric tons and dry size measuring about four million metric APM Terminals Pipavav is the first public-private partnership (PPP) port based in India and is also a part of the global terminal network of APM Terminals.
References: ITLN, APM Terminals