Gateway Terminals India facility at JNP sets an Indian National Maritime Record for containers handled in FY2014-15.
Recognition as India’s best performing container terminal for sixth consecutive year
APM Terminals Mumbai also known as Gateway Terminals India Private Limited (GTIL), in Nhava Sheva’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port, was named India’s “Container Terminal of the Year” Award at the India Maritime & Logistics Awards 2015. The award reflects outstanding performance on such criteria as operational performance, year- on- year container volume growth, IT efficiency, advanced technology and customer satisfaction. GTIL also set an Indian National Maritime Record by handling 2.01 Million TEUs in fiscal year 2014-15, representing the period between April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. APM Terminals Mumbai is one of three terminals currently operating at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), India’s largest container port, accounting for 45% of JNP’s throughput, and approximately 20% of India’s total container traffic in 2014.
We are honoured to be recognised as India’s best performing terminal and for setting a new national record in annual container throughput for Indian ports.World-class port and terminal operations are crucial for India’s economic growth and the success of such government initiatives as “Make in India”, said APM Terminals Mumbai Chairman Mr. Rizwan Soomar.
The annual India Maritime & Logistics Awards recognise top performers and individuals in the Maritime and Logistics industry across categories such as ports, terminals, shipping lines, customer and freight agents, corporate social responsibility and industry professionals.
APM Terminals Mumbai is India’s most awarded terminal globally and locally. Apart from winning “Container Terminal Operator of the Year” for six consecutive years, APM Mumbai has also won national awards such as “Port / Terminal Operator of the Year – Health, Safety & Environment” twice, “Port/Terminal Operator of the Year -Safety & Quality” in 2012, “International Maritime Offshore Logistics, Samudra Manthan Awards in 2011”, global awards such as “Terminal of the Year”, Lloyd’s List, U.K” twice and many more accolades in the specific areas of IT, Finance and Human Resources.
“The issue of the Tariff Authority for Major Ports which restricts what private terminal operators at major ports are allowed to charge their customers remains a major concern”, noted Mr. Soomar, adding “India’s terminal operators, including ourselves, remain engaged with the government seeking a viable solution. Our goal remains to do more and support India’s efforts around the Sagarmala project and establishing India as a regional trade hub. It is imperative however that we have the right policy environment that is transparent, realistic and market-driven.”
About APM Terminals Mumbai
APM Terminals Mumbai, is part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, and is a joint venture between APM Terminals and the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR-a Government of India undertaking). Operating from Nhava Sheva’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port, APM Terminals Mumbai is India’s largest container terminal handling facility in terms of container throughput (TEUs) accounting for nearly 45% of JN Port’s combined throughput, representing approximately 20% of India’s containerized cargo. It is the first Indian terminal to feature among the Journal of Commerce (JOC) ‘Top Four’ global terminals for vessels working less than 8,000 TEU capacities.