• Used as a shelter for warships by the British in World War II
  • Identified as a potential port site by Maharaja of Bhavnagar Krishna Kumarsinhji Bhavsinhji

  • The Gujarat goverment provides Rs 50 lakh to start port activity at Pipavav

  • The goverment decides to develop Port Pipavav on a Public Private Partnership Model

  • Private infrastructure company completes port construction
  • Pipavav Rail Corporation Ltd formed
  • AP Moller Maersk becomes the lead promoter with 54% stake in APM Terminals makes significant investments in port machinery and infrastructure expansion, and takes over complete operations. Board of Directors formed along with other investors



  • Pioneers double stack container rakes in India
  • Environment friendly coal yard built
  • Marketing teams set up in customer locations
    Volume increases by 60%

  • Successful IPO, listed in Indian Stock exchanges
    Volume increases by 45%
    Becomes profitable for the first time

  • New storage yards for container and bulk cargo
    Additional rail sidings
    New Gottwald crane for Bulk cargo
    Rail frequency increases substantially



  • 2012
  • Environment approval received from MoEF. QIP & Pref. allotment completed - INR 3.5 Billion.Three new RMGC’s commissioned
  • 2013
  • Covered warehouse 7 Automatic wagon loaders and 7 Bagging Machines commissioned Double Stack High Cube Container trains commence operations at PPV.