APM Terminals Pipavav is located in Gujarat, just 152 nautical miles (10 hours steaming time) from Nhava Sheva in Mumbai. It has access to the main shipping lines and immediate access to a rich hinterland and key markets in northwest India.
APM Terminals Pipavav currently has a capacity to handle up to 1.35 million TEUs of containers, 4 - 5 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo, 2 million tonnes of liquid cargo and about 250,000 cars per year. Additional marine side and land side areas available at port for future development
Equipment & Facilities
- Capacity (moves / TEU): 1.35 million
- Berth length (meters): 735
- Area (ha): 632
- LOA (meters): 367
- Depth (meters):14.5
- Cranes: 8 Panama Quay Cranes
- Outreach (container rows): 18
- Gate lanes: 3 in/3 out
- Reefer connections: >500
- Rail sidings: 14,381m (11 sidings)
- Trains/day: 12
Positioned opposite two islands, which act as a natural breakwater, the port is safe in all weather conditions, even during the monsoon season, with wave heights less than 0.5m most of the time. During peak tidal conditions, water currents are between 2.5 to 3 knots.
The channel length at the port is 4,550m. Due to favourable oceanographic conditions, the port offers day and night navigation to all vessels, other than LPG vessels, which are berthed or de-berthed only during the day. Pipavav has 735m of container berthing with a draught of 14.5m, 695m of bulk berthing with a draught of 13.5m, and one LPG berth with a draught of 11.5m, all at chart datum. Five quay cranes with twin-lift capability have a span of 18 across.
Authorized Economic Operator Status
APM Terminals Piavav has Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Status from the World Customs Organisation. The AEO certification recognises the terminal as a 'secure' and 'reliable' trade partner for global supply chains. As such, it can offer higher levels of efficiency and faster export-import services. AEO Certification means that the Terminals' customers will experience fewer physical inspections of imported/exported goods, faster release of shipments, preferential treatment by Customs Authorities and deferred payment of duties.
APM Terminals Pipavav is a gateway port for containers, bulk, break bulk and liquid cargo. A dedicated container stackyard and warehousing infrastructure provides ample storage for all types of cargo. Examples of bulk and break bulk cargo the terminal is equipped to handle include coal, cement, clinker, fertilisers, steel, iron ore, agri-products, salt and soda ash. Strategic tie ups with three companies namely Aegis Logistics, Gulf Petrochem and IMC Ltd enable us to handle the import and export of liquid commodities including petroleum products, chemicals, edible oil, bitumen and LPG cargo. Read more about our facilities under the Services menu.
A successful public-private enterprise, Port Pipavav is managed and operated by APM Terminals, also the largest shareholder in Port Pipavav (43.01%). With a total land area of 631 hectares, there is plenty of land available for expansion of port-related services and businesses. The port has leased out land for a variety of services including liquid cargo facilities.
At a glance✔ Strategic Location
✔ All weather port protected by two islands
✔ Modern Infrastructure Deep Draught of 14.5m at chart datum
✔ Connected to the hinterland in west & north by road and rail
✔ Access to the largest sea food export belt in India
✔ Adequate storage facilities for containers, reefers, bulk and liquid cargo
✔ Rich Hinterland – north west states of India; immediate access to South Gujarat En route for all international trade lanes
✔ Professional and ethical services