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APSEZ commissions Kandla bulk cargo terminal

Mumbai: Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), an arm of the diversified Ahmedabad-based Adani Group has announced the commissioning of its 20m tonnes per annum (tpa) bulk terminal at Tuna Tekra, Kandla port, on the Kutch coast in Gujarat.

The dry bulk cargo handling terminal was developed by Adani Kandla Bulk Terminal, a special purpose vehicle floated by a consortium led by APSEZ after winning the contract in June 2012. It includes a T-shaped jetty with four bulk berths and a vessel handling capacity of 100,000 dwt.

“We expect the terminal to be a game-changer for the export-import trade of the Northwest hinterland of India, thanks to its strategic location,” said APSEZ executive director Karan Adani.

The project is expected to benefit the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh among others. It is connected to the National Highway grid through NH-8A coming from Ahmedabad, and terminates at Kandla port.

Shirish Nadkarni

Shirish Nadkarni is a management consultant and freelance international journalist, who has been writing on all spheres of Indian business for the past three decades for a number of reputed overseas publications. An avid sportsman, Nadkarni has represented India in international veterans' badminton since 1997, and was the 55+ age group doubles world champion in 2005.
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