APM Terminals Pipavav plans to invest USD 90 million to improve liquid cargo handling capacity

APM Terminals Pipavav has announced plans to build a new liquid berth at the port with an investment of around USD 90 million to increase liquid cargo handling capacity.

Currently, the port can handle 2 million tons of bulk liquid cargo, but the new berth will increase the capacity to 5.2 million tons. The investment is in line with the Port’s goal of contributing to the growth of India’s logistics infrastructure, strengthening connectivity to the North West Hinterland and providing end-to-end solutions for customers.

Girish Aggarwal, Managing Director of APM Terminals Pipavav, stated that the expansion would have a positive impact on Gujarat’s economy by boosting trade and commerce while improving the country’s logistical infrastructure. The expansion of the port’s LPG handling capacity comes at a time when the country’s households are increasingly using LPG as a kitchen fuel and the LPG consumer base has grown significantly in recent years.

APM Terminals Pipavav is among the few ports in India with an LPG siding within the port that can accommodate a full train of around 1,200 tons of LPG cargo. The construction of the new berth is subject to official and other approvals. Aggarwal added that the port is well positioned to meet customers’ needs for sustainable, faster and cost-effective movement of goods from the port as the Dedicated Freight Corridor comes into operation and the government emphasizes the use of railways for freight transport.

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