Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd, India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, will commission its dry bulk cargo handling terminal at Tuna Tekra in a record time by December 2014. The group shared this development with prospective clients during a trade meeting, last week.
The meet, organized by Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd to make this announcement and showcase the salient features of the project, received unprecedented response, and was attended by more than 60-65 representatives from almost every major shipping agencies/lines as well as custom house agents operating in the region. Attendees were given a detailed presentation on the upcoming facility and were also taken on a guided tour of the terminal.
“Adani Group has always believed in the idea of Nation Building through creation of world-class infrastructure. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that our dry bulk terminal at Tune Tekra will be commissioned by December 2014, as it will be a game-changer for EXIM trade of the Northwest hinterland, on account of its strategic location, infrastructural prowess and operational efficiency. The response to today’s event only echoes our belief in the potential of this dry bulk terminal to benefit the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh amongst others”, an Adani spokesman said.
Adani Ports won the right to develop a dry bulk terminal with a cargo handling capacity of 14.112 MMTPA at Tuna Tekra, Kandla Port in February 2012 under a concession agreement with Kandla Port trust.
The trade meet also proved to be an excellent networking platform for members of the trade and Adani Group. The attendees were very appreciative of Adani Ports & SEZ for the trade meet and site visit.
One of the agencies attending the meet brought along their Japanese principals to show them the facility.