Mundra Port becomes India’s biggest Container handling Port
AHMEDABAD: Mundra Port, India’s largest port by volumes, has overtaken Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to turn out to be the nation’s largest container gateway by handling 5.65 million twenty-foot Unit (TEUs) in FY21, posting a 18 per cent growth.
In total, Mundra Port handled 144.4 million tonnes (mt) of cargo in FY21, clocking a growth of 4 per cent on a year-on-year.
Mundra is the flagship port of Adani Ports, India’s largest private port operator.
The 12 ports/terminals run by APSEZ handled around 247 mt of cargo in FY21, registering a growth of 11 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
Within the container phase, APSEZ handled 7.22 million TEUs in FY21, registering a growth of 16 per cent on a year-on-year. APSEZ now holds a market share of 41 per cent in containers pan India.
The West Coast ports of APSEZ (Mundra and Hazira) handled 6.32 million TEUs in FY21. The container market share of Western ports of APSEZ has elevated to 48 per cent in FY21.