Port Pipavav

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APM Terminals Pipavav [GPPL]
Traded as BSE533248
Industry Transport, Terminals
Founded 1996
Founder Nikhil Gandhi
Headquarters Pipavav, Gujarat
Key people
Keld Pedersen (MD)
Hariharan Iyer (CFO)
Ravindranath Pillarisetti(Head-Port Infrastructure & Facility)
Owner A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.
Website http://www.pipavav.com

Port Pipavav, India’s first port in the private sector, is a port on the West Coast of India for containers, bulk and liquid cargo. Its lead promoter is APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal operators in the world. The services include pilotage/towage, cargo handling and logistics support. Port Pipavav is located in Saurashtra, Gujarat, at a distance of 90 km South of Amreli, 15 km South of Rajula and 140 km South West of Bhavnagar. The port handles both bulk, container and liquid cargo.

Port of Pipavav
Country India
Location Pipavav
Coordinates 20°32′N 71°18′E / 20.54°N 71.30°E / 20.54; 71.30
Opened 2002 (Commercial Operations)
Type of harbor Multi-user, multi-commodity, all weather port
Available berths 2 container berths, 2 bulk berths, 1 liquid cargo jetty
Employees 500+
Managing Director Keld Pedersen


In 1998, concession was awarded to Gujarat Pipavav Port Limited by Gujarat Maritime Board. In 2000, the port formed a Joint Venture with Indian Railways to start Pipavav Rail Corporation Limited. Commercial operations started in 2002.

In 2005 APM Terminals acquired majority stake. Major projects were completed in 2009 and the company came out with an IPO and was listed on Indian Stock Exchange in 2010.

Shialbet Island[edit]

The port has a natural breakwater facing the wharves called Shialbet Island. The Island is inhabited by a small fishing community and is connected to the mainland.


The port is along the major trade routes and is close to the major Indian Port of Nhava Sheva (about 160 Nm). It has been dredged to 14.5 m draft. There are 8 Quay cranes for containers and 2 mobile harbor cranes for handling bulk cargo. It is a captive reefer port.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Gujarat makes giant strides in seafood exports". Hindu Business Line. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

Coordinates: 20°56′N 71°32′E / 20.94°N 71.53°E / 20.94; 71.53