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Titan in the making

 Adani Port is bulking up. Its capacity will increase to 235 million tonnes making it the biggest port in India 

Soumik Kar

The Gujarat-based Adani Group is all set to catapult Adani Port and Special Economic Zone (formerly Mundra Port & SEZ) as the country’s largest commercial port by ramping up its capacity to 232 million tonne per annum (MTPA) by 2015. In doing so, it will relegate the country’s largest port, Kandla, to second place. Already with 165 MTPA capacity, Adani has emerged as the country’s largest private sector port. Besides, the port is also doubling the capacity of its coal handling terminal — the largest in Asia — from the current 60 MT over the next couple of years. The biggest advantage that the port has over its peers is that it has the deepest draft (14.5 metres or 48 feet) along the west coast, which allows it to cater to different vessel sizes, including large cape size ships.