Adani Port & SEZ begins liquid cargo operations at Hazira terminal as South Gujarat’s chemical industry booms.

Adani Liquids

Liquid berths at Hazira Port.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, one of India’s leading business houses, have announced that its subsidiary Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd has begun handling liquid bulk cargo and is working to attract customers from the growing chemical industry of south Gujarat.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Karan Adani, Executive Director, APSEZ said: “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.”

“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” added Mr. Adani.

The Adani Hazira Port, which operates all non-LNG facilities in 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) at a record discharge rate of 350 metric tonnes per hour. The consignment belonged to Ms Visen Industries and Ms Nikhil Adhesives Ltd Adani Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd (AHPPL) offering to the South Gujarat Chemical trade include

100,000 KL of storage capacity consisting of 50 nos. of tanks with each tank 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 37,000kl.

AHPPL has presently 5 dock pipelines for simultaneous discharge of chemicals & petroleum products which will ensure quick turnaround of the liquid tankers. These dock lines are connected to the 3 berths giving flexibility to berth Liquid vessel on any vacant berth with each berth having 12 inch diameter x 4 nos.( Carbon steel ) lines and 10 inch diameter x 1 no.( Stainless Steel –316L ).

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. Vessel owner ODFJELL Tanker, Vessel Agent Intra trade, CHAs M/S Liladhar Pasoo and M/S. D. R. Singh, Surveyor J B Boda & Co contributed to the successful handling of the first liquid consignment at Hazira Port

The Adani Group is one of India’s leading business houses with revenue of over $8.7billion. Founded in 1988, Adani has grown to become a global integrated infrastructure player with businesses in key industry verticals -resources, logistics and energy. The integrated model is well adapted to the infrastructure challenges of the emerging economies.

Anand Marthe (Operations Head, Liquid Terminal, Adani Hazira Ports) will be speaking at Tank World Expo in Dubai on April; 14-15 2014.

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