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NYK Auto to set up Ro-Ro yard in Gujarat.

The NYK has been sub-leased a plot of land spanning 85,000 square metres for 10 years for developing a dedicated common user integrated Ro-Ro yard

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Pipavav Port (GPP) Ltd, private-sector operator of less-known Pipavav port, has tied up with NYK Auto Logistics (India) Pvt Ltd for setting up a roll-on-roll-off (Ro-Ro) auto terminal at the all-weather port.

The NYK has been sub-leased a plot of land spanning 85,000 square metres for 10 years for developing a dedicated common user integrated Ro-Ro yard on the premises of the spacious 631-hectare port which is strategically located, being just 152 nautical miles from Nhava Sheva container port in Mumbai.

In a company statement, managing director Prakash Tulsiani said that the Ro-Ro yard catering to ships designed to carry automobiles, trucks, railroad cars, etc. would have an annual capacity designed to handle 250,000 vehicles.

"We are committed to increasing our existing service portfolio from container, bulk, liquid and now automotive cargo," said Tulsiani.

The GPP will provide all the port and related facilities to NYK for ensuring smooth and seamless flow of automobile cargo when it will be ready for round-the-clock operations by June, 2015.

NYK is a proven leader in operating auto terminals worldwide and has an extensive fleet of Ro-Ro ships offering regular sailings to and from major ports around the globe. NYK group operates 18 Ro-Ro terminals globally, including seven in China, Thailand and Singapore.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Dec 28, 2014
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