APM Terminals Pipavav has welcomed the Hoegh Tracer, one of the world’s largest pure car and truck carriers (PCTC), and the largest to ever call on an Indian port. At 14 decks high, the Hoegh Tracer has a capacity of 8,500 vehicles, and loaded 1,700 cars at Pipavav for export delivery on the Hoegh Middle East, India and Africa (MIAF) Service.
“This achievement showcases Pipavav’s infrastructure capability and efficiency in handling large car carriers in this important growing market,” said APM Terminals Pipavav Managing Director Keld Pedersen.
APM Terminals Pipavav, in partnership with NYK Auto Logistics (India), opened a dedicated common user integrated RoRo terminal in August 2015, with a capacity of 250,000 vehicles annually. The port is equipped to accommodate 4,500 to 5,000 cars and a Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) facility. There is also a mobilisation yard for 150 cars, with a capacity to accommodate approximately 500 cars on the quay.
APM Terminals Pipapav, along with NYK Auto Logistics, provides logistics support to auto manufacturers in western India for export and for inter-Indian port coastal shipping. Indian auto manufacturers exported $5.4 billion worth of passenger cars in 2015.
APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd) is India's first Public Private Partnership (PPP) port in India, having excellent connectivity to the Gujarat region and the northern hinterlands of India. It serves as a gateway for movement of containers, bulk, liquid and RoRo cargo.