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APSEZ begins handling liquid cargo at Hazira

BS Reporter  |  Ahmedabad 

Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) today announced that its subsidiary Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd has begun operations of handling liquid bulk cargo at it Hazira terminal.

The Adani Hazira Port successfully handled its first liquid bulk vessel M T JBU OPAL. The vessel discharged 4,699 metric tonnes of Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM). The consignment belonged to Ms Visen Industries and Ms Nikhil Adhesives Ltd.

"We are proud to dedicate this facility to the nation and particularly to south Gujarat chemical trade fraternity. Hazira is well positioned to cater to the needs of the liquid Bulk market in South Gujarat," said Karan Adani, Executive Director, APSEZ.

"The Hazira Liquid Terminal is a state-of-the-art facility and will offer huge benefits to the customers in terms of cost and quality service to the customers in south Gujarat like Vapi, Daman, Silvassa, Ankleshwar, Baroda amongst others and also to north India based customers, " he added.

Adani Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd (AHPPL) offering to the South Gujarat Chemical trade include 100,000 KL of storage capacity consisting of 50 tanks with each having capacity ranging from 500-3000 KL. The second phase of construction for next 1,00,000 KL is already in progress including separate base oil Terminal of 37,000 KL.

AHPPL presently has five dock pipelines for simultaneous discharge of chemicals and petroleum products which will ensure quick turnaround of the liquid tankers.

APSEZ also operates ports in Mundra and Dahej, in Gujarat and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and is setting up coal handling facilities in Mormugao in Goa and at Kandla in Gujarat.

First Published: Sun, December 29 2013. 20:58 IST