India’s port of Gangavaram is building a new container terminal

Gangavaram Port in Andhra Pradesh, India is planning to build its first container terminal.

The new terminal is scheduled to start operations next year and will drive the growth of cargo business in Andhra Pradesh and the surrounding industrial hubs.

It is also expected to reduce lead time and logistics costs, increase efficiency and help make industry supply chains seamless.

The port will use the new terminal to serve diverse industries including metals & minerals, ferroalloys, finished/processed steel, aluminum, seafood, agriculture, chemical, pharmaceutical and refractory.

In addition, the terminal will supply trade and industry throughout the country with integrated logistics solutions.

Three Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and nine electrified rubber-tyred gantry cranes (E-RTGs) have already reached the project site.

A Port of Gangavaram spokesman was quoted by The New Indian Express as saying: “Our new container terminal will help us diversify into containerized cargo business as part of our strategic roadmap to achieve better cargo handling capabilities in India.

“The terminal will also help us to achieve an optimal cargo mix in order to steadily increase the share of containerized cargo business in our portfolio.”

Last May, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones (APSEZ) announced the acquisition of a 31.5 percent stake in Gangavaram Port from Windy Lakeside Investment for Rs 19.54 billion (US$268 million).

Gangavaram Port has a capacity of 64 MMT and is considered to be the second largest non-major port in Andhra Pradesh.

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