APM Terminals Pipavav is located in in the state of Gujarat, just 152 nautical miles northwest of Mumbai on the west coast of India. It is situated at a latitude of 20°54'N and a longitude of 71°30'E.
Gujarat is one of the leading industrially developed states in India and contributes about a quarter of India’s goods exports. Gujarat is a leader in industrial sectors such as chemicals, petrochemicals, dairy, drugs and pharmaceuticals, cement and ceramics, gems and jewellery, textiles and engineering. The industrial sector comprises of over 800 large industries and 453,339 micro, small and medium enterprises. Key markets in this area include Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Veraval, Amreli, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Bhavnagar and Mahuva.
Just beyond APM Terminals Pipavav's immediate hinterland are the northwest markets of Rajasthan, Delhi/NCR and Punjab. Together, these areas generate approximately 60% of India's cargo. Cargo-intensive markets in Rajasthan include Jodhpur, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kota and Bhiwadi. In Punjab, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mandi Gobindgarh and Chandigarh produce a large volume of cargo.