Adani Ports and
Special Economic Zone Limited (“APSEZ”), India’s largest port developer and
part of Adani Group has announced the addition of two new 8000m3 Trailing
Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). These dredgers are amongst the largest in the
Indian Fleet of TSHDs and shall be a big asset to the country for Nation
building and supporting the Port led initiatives of the Government.
IHC, world leader in dredge building, designed and engineered the
state-of-the-art TSHDs as per APSEZ specifications and delivered it to the
Adani team at Holland last month. Both the dredgers have arrived at Adani’s
Hazira Port after their maiden voyage through the Suez Canal route. The
dredgers have been registered under the Indian flag and classified under Indian
Register of Shipping.
We at Adani are
proud to dedicate the two new dredgers to the nation, taking our fleet strength
to 19 dredgers; it is the largest dredging fleet in the country. This will
substantially increase our capacity for dredging in APSEZ. These TSHDs are a
big asset, as they will also support dredging efforts in other Indian Ports and
will further facilitate in Port led initiatives of the Government”, said Mr.
Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZ
ceremony was held at the Hazira port where the Dutch ambassador graced the
occasion with his presence along with a large delegation from Holland besides
numerous representatives from the industry and regulatory bodies.
Adani Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd. (AHPPL) is strategically located close to the
Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) along the West coast of India which
accounts for a major part of the Indian trade. The Port handles all types of
cargo including bulk, break-bulk, bulk liquid chemicals, petroleum products
& edible oil, containers, automotive and crude.
AHPPL has excellent
multimodal connectivity to the northern, north-western and central parts of
India. Adani Hazira Port provides a convenient international trade gateway to
Europe, Africa, America and the Middle East. Adani is the leader in Indian Port
sector with multiple ports and terminals on both West and East coasts.