With over 12 years of experience, Scott Robson (29) is CFO, APM Terminals India Pvt Ltd. Robson, of British origin, has completed 10 years with APM Terminals globally and has been with the India unit for the last two years. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants..
Gujarat as a State has tremendous potential both naturally as well as physically. Being well connected by rail and road is an added advantage although air connectivity needs improvement. Its well-equipped ports are a tremendous boost for industries in the State.
Experts say that while it may be unfair to compare one port's efficiency level with another's, internal factors like the level of investment in mechanisation, and others including containerisation and availability of skilled labour are impacting port operations.
In the next two years, APM Terminals-owned Gujarat Pipavav Port (GPPL) plans to invest Rs 1,100 crore to double container capacity and setup tank farms at an investment. GPPL, which runs IndiaÂ’s first private port at Pipavav, plans to expand its container capacity from the existing 850,000 twenty foot equivalent units of containers (TEUs) to 1.5 million TEU