2nd Northern India Multimodal Logistics Awards 2013

KPT adjudged Sea Port of the Year for Non-Containerised Cargo




Kandla Port Trust (KPT) added another hounour to its long list of accolades when it was recognized as the Sea Port of the Year for Non-Containerised Cargo (for Northern India) at the 2nd Northern India Multimodal Logistics Awards 2013 held in New Delhi on February 13.


Dr P. D. Vaghela, IAS, Chairman of KPT, was at hand to receive the award from Mr. A. K. Mohapatra, former Shipping Secretary, and Mr. Amanpreet Singh Bawa, Director of Satkar Logistics. Mr. Mohapatra was the Chairman of the Conquest 2013 International Conference on Infrastructure, Logistics and Supply Chain, which preceded the awards ceremony, as well as the head of the awards jury.   The award function is also witnessed by Mr. Sanjay Bhaty, Officer-in-Charge, Business Development Cell.


Kandla Port has been the country’s number one cargo handling facility for the past many years and looks certain to retain that position in the current fiscal. It had handled 82.5 million tones in 2011-12.   With a number of infrastructure augmentation and expansion plans ongoing and lined up, the Port is well on its way to reach the 100 million throughput mark and emerge as a global hub in the region.


The Port had created National history by handling a whopping cargo of 82.50 MMT in the year 2011-2012.  The Port has an impressive track record of contributing significantly to the country’s international maritime trade over fifty years. The year 2011-12 is a golden phase in the life of the Port of Kandla, as envious developmental programmes have also been taken up. Scores of records have been created in cargo handling operations.    The performance was even more commendable as it came up despite continuing impact of economic recession and Industrial slowdown in the Country’s economy during the last fiscal.


The Kandla Port Trust and Dr. PD Vaghela,IAS,  Chairman, KPT, feels proud of these achievements and take this opportunity to extend sincere thanks to the Trade of India, highly innovative Port Users, the ever friendly media, Trustees and the dedicated workforce and their union leaders for their unrelenting support, co-operation and appreciation without which the Port could not have attained the position it holds in the Indian Port Sector today.