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Longest vessel berthed at Mundra port

Longest vessel berthed at Mundra port
Longest vessel berthed at Mundra port

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) achieved a significant milestone by anchoring one of the longest container ships in the world at Mundra Port in Gujarat. The vessel, MV MSC Hamburg, measures 399 meters in length and 54 meters in width. This is equivalent to the size of four football fields, highlighting the enormity of the ship.

MV MSC Hamburg, which was built in 2015, has a carrying capacity of 15,908 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) and a current draught of 12 meters. The successful berthing of this massive ship showcases Mundra Port’s capabilities in the maritime transport sector.

APSEZ’s Mundra Marine Team played a crucial role in ensuring the safe berthing of the vessel by considering various complex conditions of the ship and live weather conditions. Their accurate predictions and efficient operations contributed to the successful accomplishment.

It’s worth mentioning that in 2021, APSEZ also berthed the APL Raffles, a container vessel with a length of 397.88 meters and a breadth of 51 meters, making it the largest container vessel to call at any Indian port at that time.

The achievement of Mundra Port in handling 40 vessel movements within 24 hours demonstrates its operational capabilities and efficiency. Additionally, the port’s advanced infrastructure reflects the growth of India’s maritime industry and trade development.

After a temporary suspension of operations due to Cyclone Biparjoy, Mundra Port has resumed all its services and is ready to receive vessels from various parts of the world. The container movement has regained momentum, further contributing to the port’s cargo volume, which reached 339 million metric tons in FY23, the highest recorded by Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone.

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