A power failure at APM Terminals Pipavav in India, caused by strong winds, impacted the port operations.
On 29 May evening, strong winds uprooted the power transmission towers of Gujarat Electricity Transmission Company Limited (GETCO) outside the port area resulting into disruption of the grid power supply.
According to GETCO, the complete restoration of the grid power supply is expected to need seven days approximately. Meanwhile, the port has commenced partial operations through its captive power plant and the DG sets.
“We are content to inform that no damage is reported to personnel and infrastructure at the port,” noted APM Terminals in a statement.
The global operator said the quay side operation is halted completely, but the rail and gate operations continue.
“We are maintaining back up power supply to the reefer cargoes,” added APM Terminals.
According to APM Terminals’ statement, the container berth will remain non-operational till 2359 hours on 5 June. “The port may handle the container vessel earliest by 6th June 2023 subject to regularizing power supply. The Company shall keep the trade updated once the port gets back to normal operations,” said the company.