Mundra Port along with the Special Economic Zone associated with it, is a privately owned port in Kutch, Gujarat. The company Gujarat Adani Port Limited (GAPL) was established to build this project and develop the area allocated for the project. The Adani Group, involved in many diverse endeavors such as Commodity Trading, Infrastructure Development, energy etc., was the chief promoter of this colossal project.
After completion and beginning of operations of Mundra Port, a decade ago, in October 2001, another corporation, the present Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited (MPSEZ) was formed in 2003 and continues its activities of port and port-based services, under this name. In 2006, the original GAPL and MPSEZ were amalgamated as one as GAPL had achieved its goal of developing Mundra Port and the Special Economic Zone for multiple products associated with it.
Recognized and lauded for its world-class facilities and incredible growth of over 40 percent every year for four consecutive years, MPSEZ was awarded the “Private Port of the Year, 2009” of the Annual Maritime Gateway Awards, 2009.
The Special Economic Zone has been developed as a multi product zone that encourages manufacture of products and services that can use the status of the notified zone to increase bilateral trade and commerce.
Facilities At Mundra Port
Mundra port area has been developed as a modern port complex fulfilling versatile functions such as Berth facility for cargo ships, cargo handling, warehousing and storage. The high-tech equipment for cargo handling, the enormous warehousing capacity of more than 3 million tonnes, special areas allocated for regular and large clients, resources to handle all kinds of cargo such as containers, dry bulk, liquids, cars an other vehicles etc. , are some of the features that makes Mundra Port amongst the most modern and world-class ports in India. In fact, Mundra port is the world’s largest coal-handling port and is slated to grow with the present development plans.
Berths Of Mudra Port
The Mundra Port area has been developed into different facilities to fulfill different requirements.
- There are three multi-purpose terminals with as many as nine berths of different lengths and drafts to handle different kinds of cargo. Four more berths are under construction.
- There is also the west basin and the south basin with three berths each for handling specific cargo like coal.
- The container terminal has four berths.
- The single-point mooring two berths.
- There are as many as 20 tugs of different capacities out of which 10 are of Japanese make.
Following strict norms for environmental protection, Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone is strIving towards becoming the most environmentally friendly or best Green Port of Asia. Mundra port and SEZ Limited (MPSEZ) is a member of ‘C-40 World Port’.
Future Plans Of Mudra Port
Future plans to expand Mundra Port area and increase facilities include building terminals at Dahej, Gujarat and Murmagoa, Goa. Different possibilities for having a presence across India are being analysed and explored. In this connection, a proposal to develop Hazira port facilities is being considered with a Letter of Intent from the Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd. already received by MPSEZ.
Mundra Port Logo
The Mundra Port logo stands for all the dreams and aspirations of the promoters, Adani Group, that have been brought to fruition. The Mundra Port Logo is the symbol of the business ideals and work ethics on which MPSEZ is based. The Mundra Port logo also represents the immense potential that is slowly being utilized to make MPSEZ among the very best port facilities in the world.