By handling the largest non-urea fertiliser shipment from a vessel MV PRIGIPOS in their facility few days ago, Adani’s Mundra Port in Gujarat has set a new benchmark in vessel handling efficiency.
According to a media statement, the vessel arrived at Adani’s Mundra Port on 28 September 2018 from Morocco to discharge 80,004 MT of imported DAP on account of Indian Potash Limited and IFFCO.
This is the largest non-urea fertiliser shipment to have arrived at any port in India till date for single port discharge.
The vessel had an arrival draft of 13.65 m. It was berthed on arrival alongside the port’s berth no. 5 without any delay. The vessel discharging was completed on 1 October 2018 at an average discharge rate of 25,018 MT per day (with a single day discharge of 36,200 MT).
With this, the Mundra port has once again proved to be the most efficient port in India for handling large-size fertiliser shipments. It has been outperforming itself and creating new benchmarks in vessel handling efficiency. Earlier with support from its principals, namely Indian Potash Limited and IFFCO, the port handled three DAP shipments of similar sizes at Mundra, namely MV OCEAN HAPPY (79,730 MT) in June 2018, MV W MAYFAIR (79,661 MT) in July 2018, both on account of IFFCO, and MV HELVETIA ONE (79,591 MT) in September 2018 on account of Indian Potash Limited.
Now, the Adani Group wishes to repeat the same feat at its ports in Tuna, Hazira, Dahej and Dhamra as well, the release added.
Sources : portwings