mun­dra Port han­dles the largest con­tainer ship in In­dia

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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.

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