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Liquid cargo storage terminal at Pipavav Port commissioned

Ahmedabad: The Gulf Petrochem Group has commissioned the 110,000 kilo-litres capacity (KL) first phase of its liquid cargo storage terminal at Gujarat’s Pipavav Port, a location that offers a logistical advantage to the north-western markets of India.

The terminal, with a total annual handling capacity of 250,000 kilo-litres (KL), benefits from having hinterland connectivity by road and rail. It is expected to ease the supply and availability of petroleum, non-petroleum and petrochemical cargo in the northern parts of India.

The terminal has 46 tanks of different capacities for different product requirements for all classes of petroleum products, chemicals, petrochemicals, vegetable oil, lube base oil, fuel oil and bitumen. It has an oil berth with a 12-metre draft for handling medium range vessels that carry up to 40,000 tonnes of cargo.

The second phase, with a capacity of 140,000 KL, will be commissioned by mid-March 2015.

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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