In pursuit of operational excellence and to serve customers better, APM Terminals Pipavav continue to set the bar high for port-related efficiencies and turnaround times.
The port terminal recently handled seven ship movements within a span of five hours through well-coordinated efforts executed by different specialist teams. The accomplishment is significant as it was undertaken in a one-way channel.
A shipping movement is a marine operation involving, berthing/unberthing/shifting operation of vessel calling the port for cargo operations. Shipping movement in port is executed through co-ordinated efforts of marine pilot, vessel masters and their crew, radio operators of port control room, harbour tugs, mooring gangs and pilot boat.
Commenting on port’s excellent accomplishment, Jakob Friis Sørensen, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “We are proud to create a benchmark in marine operations by executing seven ship movement in five hours. We are confident of our ability to pull off such a challenging task and ensure no waiting time for incoming vessels. Our experienced and skilled people are our greatest assets, and we believe in going all out to serve our customers. It is our endeavour to offer our customers the best of our services with no waiting time.”
In May 2022, APM Terminals Pipavav was ranked as the most efficient Indian Port in a Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) developed jointly by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Port is globally ranked 26th in CPPI 2021 with total points of 109.823. The flexibility and agility towards customers’ needs, processes designed towards customer centricity and Port’s safety initiatives are few of APM Terminals Pipavav’s distinct characteristics that provide an edge over other Ports in the vicinity.