Ensuring smooth operations during the lockdown much to the satisfaction of all its stakeholders, APM Terminals Pipavav successfully handled more than 622 container trains from April to June 2020.
The port handled 186,000 TEUs cargo during the same period, out of which 110,000 TEUs were transported by trains. The port also handled dry bulk shipments of 0.41 mn MT and 0.21 mn MT liquid.
One of the key highlights during this period was handling 293 trains in April 2020 alone, marking the highest number of trains ever handled at the port in a single month. The port created additional yard space and worked with extended logistics partners to ensure smooth flow of goods and addressed many emergent supply chains needs from the customers. Additionally, a new benchmark was also set in the area of safety with the completion of 500 days of safe operations with zero fatality and Lost Time Incidents (LTI) in May 2020.
“The past months have been a testing time for us at the port, but I am pleased to say that we have sailed through the challenging winds and were operational 24/7, said Jakob Friis Sorenson, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav. “The smooth operations would not have been possible without the support from our external stake holders such as customs, railways, container train operators, transporters and container freight stations. We are grateful to our customers for their trust in our operations.”
During these challenging times, APM Terminals Pipavav took immediate and proactive measures to ensure safety as well as continued services. The port adopted standard crisis protocol at both the international and local levels as per the various relevant guidelines of Government of India, state government of Gujarat, and other statutory bodies and administration.
In addition to providing a safe working environment for its colleagues and stakeholders, the port also reached out to communities in and around the Port to provide necessary support to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.