mundra Port handles the largest container ship in India
adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (Adani Ports) said its Mundra Port has handled the largest container vessel up to now with nominal capacity of 14,036 TEUs, the first of its kind to call at any Indian port. M.V. MSC Valeria, owned by Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a leading global shipping line, with overall length of 365.5 metres (1,199.2 feet) was delivered to MSC in June, 2012 and is currently deployed in MSC’s AsiaMediterranean Dragon service. “Traditionally, an average container ship size is less than 4,000 TEUs in India. The 14,000 TEUs vessel will reduce the cost significantly. I believe that this costreduction to customers can give Mundra Port an opportunity to become a hub port for servicing not only other West and East Coasts Indian ports, but also potentially cater to the Middle-East and African markets. Having such facilities, APSEZ will have an advantage for container business, especially for North and Central India hinterland through its ports at Mundra and Hazira”, said Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.