Mundra Port, the flagship of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), has set a record by handling 16.1 million metric tonnes (MMT) of cargo in October, the highest-ever volume by any port in India.
Mundra Port, the country's largest port, crossed the 100 MMT-mark in 210 days, surpassing the record of 231 days last year, APSEZ said in a statement.
According to the statement, Mundra witnessed a double-digit growth on a Y-o-Y basis for containers (+10 per cent) and liquids and gas (+14 per cent).
It achieved another milestone of handling 4.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) of containers in just 203 days, a feat achieved in 225 days in the previous financial year.
The statement said it added new cargo types such as Hydrolysis Pi Gas (HPG) to its portfolio.
On YTD (year to date) basis, it docked over 2,480 ships and serviced over 11,500 rakes.
According to the statement, the port is targeting 200 MMT-milestone in cargo volumes during FY25.
Given its capability to maintain deep draft, Mundra Port is well-equipped to handle large vessels.
In July 2023, it berthed one of the largest ships ever -- MV MSC Hamburg, 399 m long and 54 m wide -- with a carrying capacity of 15,908 TEUs and a current reported draught of 12 m.
All the major rail lines and inland container depots connecting Mundra port are now capable of handling double stack container trains, the statement said.