Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) is situated at Latitude 23º 01’ N and Longitude 70º 13’ E on the shores of the Kandla Creek which runs into the Gulf of Kutch at a distance of 90 nautical miles from the Arabian Sea., where it serves as critical gateway port for the western and north western hinterland of India on international trade routes to Middle East and Upper Gulf.
Kandla International Container Terminal (Private) Limited (KICT) has been awarded by Kandla Port Trust for Development of a Container Terminal at the port using the existing Berths 11 & 12. KICT envisages integrating all the operations with single point of responsibility and accountability. In addition it aims at high-quality services like installing a terminal operating system and other modern cargo-handling techniques to reduce delays. Information will be transferred by EDI on par with international terminals.
Objective of KICT is to improve service, faster delivery of goods and lower transactional costs. This will enable shipping lines to offer competitive rates. Cost to the port users will be reduced, which will pave the way for attracting traffic and reaching optimum capacities of 6,00,000 TEUs per annum.