Mundra International container terminal handles one million TEUs in 2014
Mumbai,18 December 2014 (STAT):-Mundra International Container Terminal(MICT) has hit the one million TEU annual container throughput milestone for the first time.
From handling twenty thousand TEUs in its first year of operations in 2003,MICT has achieved the landmark while pioneering the container revolution in the Kutch Regionand emergingas the gateway for the North and the North West regions of the country.
Mr. Anil Singh, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World,SCO Region, said: “MICT is one of the cornerstones of our ongoing success and growth across India and this achievement is an example of the important role all our employees there have played in positioning the terminal as a key pillar of the economy. This remarkable achievement means that MICT has carved a place for itself in the premier ranks of the global container market.”
Mr. Tejas Nataraj, Chief Executive Officer, MICT, added: “Customer service is central to everything we do and we constantlyinvest in infrastructure, equipment, technology and training to increase our operational efficiency and ensuring a fast turnaround of vessels. We service over 55 vesselsand more than 160 trains a month withover 30 crane moves an hour.The confidence of our partners, the local community and our customershas helped us achieve this remarkable growth and we hopeto continue this success while deliveringworld class service to our clients.”
MICT is one of the most sophisticated and technically advanced terminal facilities on the Indian Subcontinent with its strategic location, hinterland connectivity and on-dock rail facility attracting shipping lines calling along the Indian coast. It regularly upgrades its IT systems and equipment to keep them comparable with the latest developments in the industrywith employee skills developed by an Operator Training facility.An active programme of engagement with the local community and stakeholders is also a feature of its drive to promote sustainable business practices.
MICT has won numerous national and international awards including the‘Terminal of the Year’ Award at The Gujarat Awards 2014; Best Container Terminal Asia (Under 1 Million TEU category - Cargo News Asia).