Adani International Container Terminal Private Limited (AICTPL), a joint venture of Adani Ports and SEZ located in Mundra, achieved a significant accomplishment by becoming the first terminal in India to handle 300,000 containers within a single month. This achievement, realized in November, is considered a remarkable feat and a historic event in Indian maritime history.
The terminal processed a total of 300,431 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) across 97 vessels during the month, surpassing its own previous record of 298,634 TEUs set in March 2021. TEUs are a standard measure of volume in terms of twenty-foot-long containers.
Adani Ports and SEZ, in a filing, described this accomplishment as a “remarkable achievement” for both AICTPL and the broader Adani Ports and SEZ (APSEZ). The success of Mundra Port in handling such a substantial volume of containers contributes to its leadership position in the maritime sector.
Additionally, two other ports under APSEZ, namely Dhamra and Ennore, also experienced their highest monthly volumes, managing 3.96 million metric tonnes (MMT) and 65,658 TEUs, respectively.
APSEZ reported an overall 42% year-on-year (YoY) increase in cargo volumes, reaching a total of 36 MMT. From April to November in the current financial year, the company handled 275 MMT of cargo, marking a 21% YoY increase and accounting for over 70% of its anticipated full-year range of 370-390 MMT.
The growth is not limited to overall cargo volumes, as Adani Ports achieved double-digit YoY growth in three major cargo categories. These include dry bulk with over 60% YoY growth, liquids and gas with over 23% growth, and containers with 26% YoY growth during the current financial year.
The Mundra Port, flagship of the Adani Ports group, also set another record by handling 16.1 million tonnes of cargo in October, representing the highest-ever volume handled by any port in India. These achievements not only showcase APSEZ’s dominance in the maritime sector but also underscore its operational excellence and contribution to India’s trade infrastructure.