Mundra Port, the country's largest private port, aims to import 40% more coal this year and open a liquefied natural gas terminal by 2015 to meet the growing power demands of Asia's third largest economy.

To supply new power plants operated by its sister company Adani Power and utility firm Tata Power, Mundra will handle more than 20 million tonnes of coal imports, up from 14 million tonnes last year.  This year the company expects to handle more than 70 million tonne of cargo, up from 52 million in FY12.

Mundra imports mainly containers, coal and crude, with each constituting about 25% of all cargo at the port.

Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone is signing a sale and purchase agreement in respect of Abbot Point X 50 Coal Terminal (APCT) following the international competitive bidding process conducted by the State of Queensland in Australia.

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