Global terminal operator, PSA International, achieved considerable success at facilities in the Indian Subcontinent and Middle East, according to its recently published annual report. PSA’s throughput in India grew by 14% compared to the year before, largely boosted by Bharat Kolkata Container Terminal in India which handled more than 500,000 teu in its first full year of operations. Further south, Tuticorin Container Terminal also achieved close to 500,000 teu for the year while Chennai International Terminals (CITPL) moved almost 670,000 teu.
Over in Maharashtra, construction of Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals in Jawaharlal Nehru Port is on track and is expected to be operational by the end of 2017. The largest container terminal in India, it will serve the region’s important industrial and manufacturing centres located in the country’s northwestern hinterland.
PSA’s presence in India has also been strengthened with the addition of Kakinada Container Terminal (KCT), which handled its first vessel in January 2016. Located strategically in Andhra Pradesh and connected to key cities in the region, KCT is well-positioned to support East India’s agricultural, seafood and commodity hinterlands.
PSA is also now active in the Middle East. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Global Ports in Dammam started commercial operations in April 2015.