Pipavav, 16th October 2021: India: APM Terminals Pipavavhas achieved a new milestone of loading 100th LPG rake within 10 months of operations through LPG Rake handling facility established jointly with Aegis Logistics Ltd.Since the rake handling capacity became operational in January 2021, the Port has provided a dedicated DFC compliant rail line for safer and faster evacuation of LPG there by reducing dependency on road movement.
It is noteworthy that APM Terminals Pipavav is one of the few ports in India that hasLPG rail siding within the port that can accommodate placement of full rake that carries approx. 1200 MT of LPG cargowhich is equivalent to 66 Gas Tankers on road.
The major importers of LPG are Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Commenting on the breakthrough accomplishment,Mr. Jakob Friis Sorenson, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “It is our endevour to serve our customers in spirit of collaboration. Evacuating hundredth LPG rake in such a short span of time is testimony of our operational excellence. The technology advancement enables automatic rake handling reducing manual intervention thereby improving cargo turnaround time. With robust LPG demand envisaged, we believe that faster evacuation of LPG through rail route would provide a quick and an environment-friendly alternative for the Companies importing LPG.”