PIPAVAV: APM Terminals Pipavav informed that Cyclone Tauktae has impacted operations at the port and suspended the operations till the end of May 2021.
“Prima Facie the infrastructure of the port seems intact and we are glad to report that there has not been any loss of life at the port. The non-availability of power due to the disruption caused by the cyclone has rendered the port non-operational. Formal notification of Force Majeure shall follow shortly,” according to the release.
The transmission lines for the supply of grid power are likely to get restored by end of May 2021. Accordingly, the operations are likely to resume from June 1, 2021.
“At this stage, we estimate the port will commence operations no sooner than June 1, 2021. Therefore, until otherwise advised all EX-IM, Domestic and Coastal marine, rail and road operations shall be suspended. Till then we request you to kindly make alternative arrangement for your vessels and cargoes,” added the release.
Meanwhile, the company shall keep you updated about the progress of restoration work to enable you plan for the vessel calls to APM Terminals Pipavav.
We shall keep you progressively informed of the developments and look forward to servicing you at the earliest. In case of any queries or require specific assistance then you are requested to contact the following commercial team members –
Source : APM TERMINALS