India: Kandla Port Trust Wins Major Port of Year Award

Kandla Port Trust Wins Major Port of Year Award

Kandla Port Trust (KPT) won recognition as the Major Port of the Year for 2011-12 at the third All-India Maritime and Logistics Awards 2012 (MALA 2012) held on Friday, September 7 at the Vivanta by Taj President. This is the third time in a row, the Kandla Port has won such prestigious Maritime and Logistics Awards (MALA) 2012.

In a hall that one could say was bursting at the seams with the crème de la crème of the industry, Dr P. D. Vaghela, Chairman of KPT, accepted the award trophy and certificate from Capt. PVK Mohan, Chairman, National Shipping Board, Govt. of India and the award was announced by Capt. Anil Singh, Senior V-P and MD of DP World Indian Subcontinent.

The Kandla Port has adjudged the Major Port of the Year over the other Indian Major Ports. The nominees were Chennai Port Trust, Visakhapatnam Port Trust and Kandla Port Trust.

The awards were chosen by a distinguished jury, headed by former Shipping Secretary – Mr. DT Joseph, and comprising of the Shipping industry’s stalwarts.

KPT registered a throughput of 82.5 million tonnes in 2011-12, the highest in the country thereby Kandla Port had created National history by handling a whopping cargo of 82.30 Million Metric Tons in the year 2011-2012. The Port has an impressive track record of contributing significantly to the country’s international Maritime Trade over fifty years.

The last three years, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the golden phase in the life of the Port of Kandla, as envious developmental programmes have also been taken up. Scores of records have been created in cargo handling operations. The performance was even more commendable as it came up despite continuing impact of economic recession and Industrial slowdown in the International Trade and Economy during the last fiscal.


Press Release, September 11, 2012