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APM Terminals Pipavav creates a milestone by loading 1000th LPG rake

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PIPAVAV : Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd. [APM Terminals Pipavav] created a milestone by loading 1000th LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) rake at the port. This is a testament to GPPL’s commitment to the customers in providing seamless and safe movement of LPG cargoes by rail. Owing to the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna, strong LPG demand is envisaged. Quick evacuation of LPG through rail would provide safe and an environment friendly alternative to the companies importing LPG.

Besides, GPPL is investing around US$ 90 million in a new liquid berth to cater to the increase in demand for liquid cargoes thereby driving economic acceleration in Gujarat and beyond. The investment will increase Port’s liquid handling capacity to 5.2 MMT. The port commenced the LPG Rail Operations in 2021 in collaboration with Aegis VOPAK Terminals Ltd. [earlier known as Aegis Logistics Ltd.] to ensure safe and quick evacuation of LPG by rail. GPPL has rail sidings for LPG rake within the port and is one of the few ports in India that can accommodate the whole rake at a time. All major PSUs (IOCL, BPCL & HPCL) use LPG Rail Handling Infrastructure Facility for efficient and faster evacuation of majority of their LPG imports at Port Pipavav.

GPPL recently revamped its berth to VLGC compliant to accommodate Very Large Gas carriers. The port’s vision includes developing a dedicated VLGC-compliant LPG Berth by 2025 in partnership with Aegis Vopak Terminals Limited, solidifying its position as a vital conduit for India’s LPG imports.

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