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Adani’s Vizhinjam Port Witnessed First Gigantic Crane

Utkarsh Classes 16-10-2023
Adani’s Vizhinjam Port Witnessed First Gigantic Crane Economy 4 min read

The Zhen Hua 15, a heavy load cargo carrier sailing from the East China sea, made history by unloading at Adani's Vizhinjam port in India. This achievement has put India on the map for the world's biggest container ships.

About  Vizhinjam Port

  • The Vizhinjam International Transhipment Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport is a significant project undertaken by the Government of Kerala. 
  • The port is designed primarily to handle container transhipment, as well as multi-purpose and break bulk cargo. 
  • The port is being developed in a landlord model with a Public Private Partnership component on a design, build, finance, operate, and transfer ("DBFOT") basis. The private partner, M/s Adani Vizhinjam Port Private Limited, started construction on December 5th, 2015.
  • The official UN/Locode of this port is INVZJ. 
  • Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd. collaborated with the local state government to develop the Vizhinjam port along Kerala's scenic coastline. 
  • Due to its proximity to international shipping routes that account for 30% of global cargo traffic, and a natural channel that goes up to 24 meters below the sea, Vizhinjam is an ideal hub for some of the world's largest ships to call in.

About Adani Ports

  • Adani Ports, India's largest private sector port operator with a 30% market share, is also developing Israel's Haifa port and plans to build a hub in Vietnam as part of its expanding global footprint.
  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ Ltd.) is India’s largest private port operator and an end-to-end logistics provider.
  • Mundra Port is Adani’s first port in India located in Gujarat.

Major Ports of India

  • There are 13 major ports and 200 non-major ports (minor ports) in the country.
  • Major ports include 
  1. Deendayal (formerly Kandla), Gujarat 
  2. Mumbai, Maharashtra
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Maharashtra
  4. Mormugao, Goa 
  5. New Mangalore, Karnataka
  6. Cochin, Kerala
  7. Chennai, Tamil Nadu 
  8. Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), Tamil Nadu
  9. V.O. Chidambaranar, Tamil Nadu 
  10. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 
  11. Paradip, Odisha
  12. Kolkata (including Haldia) and 
  13. Port Blair Port, Andaman and Nicobar 
  • The Indian Ports Act, 1908 classifies ports in India as major and minor ports according to the jurisdiction of the central and state government 
  • Major ports in the country are governed under the Major Ports Trust Act, 1963 and are owned and managed by the central government.
  • Whereas minor ports are governed under the Indian Ports Act, 1908 and are owned and managed by state governments.

FAQ

Answer: Kerala

Answer: The Vizhinjam port is a International Transhipment Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport

Answer: Mundra Port

Answer: Yes, Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd. collaborated with the local state government to develop Vizhinjam port

Answer: The official UN/Locode of this port is INVZJ.
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