The Adani Ennore Container Terminal at Kamarajar
Port has commenced operations with berthing of the vessel ‘MV SSL Kochi’.
The weekly service will operate with
four vessels, three from the first partner - Shreyas Shipping & Logistics
Ltd and one from Shipping Corporation of India - the other partner in the
weekly service. The port rotation of the service would cover Ennore –
Kattupalli – Tuticorin – Kochi – Jebel Ali – Mundra – Krishnapatnam – Ennore.
The terminal capacity in the first phase
involves 0.8 million TEUs with quay length of 400 metres, 15 metres draft, 4000
ground slots, four super post panama cranes, 12 e-RTG’s and on-dock rail
Speaking about the commencement of
operations, Capt Jeyaraj - business unit head of Adani Ennore Container
Terminal stated, “We thank Shreyas Shipping & Logistics and Shipping
Corporation of India for selecting Adani Ennore Container Terminal. The port
has facilities such as state-of-the-art infrastructure, modern handling
equipment, on-dock rail siding and RFID enabled gate operations to add value to
EXIM trade and enhance overall operational efficiencies. In the near future, we
also intend to augment present capacity of the facility from 0.8 million TEUs
to 1.2 million TEUs.”
Krishnasamy, general manager –
operations, Kamarajar Port congratulated Adani Ennore Container Terminal and
assured of all possible support and assistance as a concessioning authority for
seamless functioning of the terminal.
Adani Ennore Container Terminal assured
the service partners of the best possible support to make the service a grand
success. The guaranteed fast connectivity of the service will immensely benefit
importers and exporters operating out of Chennai region and its hinterland,
said the company in a press release.
Adani Ports had won concession agreement
from Kamarajar Port Limited to build a container terminal at Ennore near
Chennai. Kamarajar Port is strategically located on the Coromandel Coast about
24 kilometre north of Chennai Port.