Angré Port Private Limited, the most sheltered all-weather port in the Konkan region, has ensured continuity of essential supply chain amid the lockdown by handling 1,38,000 tonnes of different types of cargo since March 2020 till date. The port, with its end-to-end logistics services, currently supports over 20 large and small local businesses across the state of Maharashtra, ranging from sugar, cement, manufacturing and industry raw materials. Angré Port is also offering its 300 acres of industrial backup land on competitive lease models to strategic businesses such as mega warehouses, port-based industries, logistics, tank terminals, and business parks.

Since its commencement in 2019, Angré Port has built several capabilities that enable hassle-free movement and storage for all types of cargo. These include 500,000 square feet of open storage yards for receiving cargo; 200,000 square feet of covered warehousing space; and 100,000 square feet of paved open storage yards for handling sensitive cargo over extended periods of time. It also has over 32,000 Kilo Litre of liquid storage capacity. In its novel model under integrated logistics, the port has moved 80,000 tonnes of cargo during the first year of operations, with the port taking end-to-end responsibility for movement of the cargo from origin to destination. The recent strategic tie-up with Arjun Refineries at Angré, which is Konkan Coast’s only port-based refinery, will add sustained liquid cargo volumes to the port’s output.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Eshaan Lazarus, Executive Director, Angré Port Private Limited, said, “We are proud of the fact that Angré Port is among the few ports that have ensured continuity of exports during the lockdown. It is a testament to our commitment to fostering economic growth in the Konkan region. We work as an end-to-end port operator for our clients, ensuring timely and safe movement of their cargo, and helping them optimize their material handling cost. Our performance in H1 2020 has been good, with handling 2,41,000 MT of cargo, and we are aiming for 4,00,000 MT cargo in H2 2020 considering post COVID-19 forecasts.”

Angré Port is well-equipped to provide top-notch marine, cargo and storage facilities, and in-house services that enable clients to enjoy a single-window, end-to-end service from the port right up to their factories or markets.

Angré Port’s unique location offers natural breakwaters in the form of hills on three sides, resulting in tranquil waters even at the peak of the southwest monsoons. This distinction has helped it become the first private cruise port in India, hosting India’s largest cruise vessel operated by Jalesh Cruises. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2,000-passenger cruise made monthly trips from Mumbai to Angré, boosting the local tourism business in Konkan.

Source:- Daily Shipping Times