A promise of faster and better connectivity

The Kattupalli Port and Ennore Terminal will create a major difference in the way trade moves to and from South India

In a major foray into south India APSEZ inaugurated the Adani Ennore Container Terminal. “This is the day for Adani ports to venture into South India to bring a change in terms of value addition, as APSEZ enters into two ports – Kattupalli Port and Adani Ennore Container Terminal. In this growth journey, Maersk has been our business partner and it has grown from 50,000 teus in 2004 to 350,000 teus currently, which signifies the type of growth South India is witnessing,” announced Ennarasu Karunesan, CEO, Adani Ports & SEZ, Southern Ports.

Adani Kattupalli Terminal has 1.2 million teus of container handling capacity with 2 berths having 14 meters draft. It is served by 6 cranes and 15 RTGs, more than 5000 ground slots and 24X7 navigation. Some of the largest vessels with more than 14 meters draft call the port.

Detailing on the Adani Ennore Terminal Ennarasu said, It has an investment plan of `1,270 crore, of which `820 crore has been invested in the first phase for creating 800,000 teus capacity. The phase II will add capacity of 600,000 teus and the total capacity will reach 1400,000 teus in the next couple of years. The terminal is being planned such that in future 18,000 teus vessels and 6th generation S class vessels will be able to call at the terminal. The terminal is in close proximity to vast hinterland in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and is well connected to all national highways and internationally to about 300 global ports.

“The launch of Ennore Port is a real momentous occasion for the state of Tamil Nadu as it opens yet another gateway for the growing trade in Southern India. The addition of port capacity at Ennore is world-class and the supply chain benefits will translate into reduced logistics cost and time for shippers,” revealed Capt. Sandeep Mehta, President – Business Development, APSEZ.

Capt. Sandeep Mehta
President – Business
Development, APSEZ 

“The addition of port capacity at Ennore is world-class and the supply chain benefits will translate into reduced logistics cost and time for shippers.”

Ennarasu Karunesan
CEO, Adani Ports & SEZ,
Southern Ports.

“The Ennore terminal is in close proximity to vast hinterland in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and is well connected to all national highways and internationally to about 300 global ports.”

Steve Felder
MD, Maersk Line (India, Sri
Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal,
Bhutan, and the Maldives).

“We are excited to be the pioneer and key customer to the port of Ennore. We are committed to play a larger role in southern India’s growth story.”

We are committed to play a larger role in southern India’s growth story, by connecting buyers and sellers in the region with markets across the globe. Ennore provides a number of advantages to our importers and exporters. We are excited to be the pioneer and key customer to the port of Ennore,” shared Steve Felder, MD, Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives). Over the years we have strengthened our presence on the east coast of India and also have been the pioneers across ports on the coast.