Mundra Port of Adani handles the largest container ship ever…


New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Adani CMA Mundra Terminal Pvt Ltd (ACMTPL), a joint venture between Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd and CMA Terminals in Mundra, has berthed APL Raffles making it the largest container ship to call in India.

APL Raffles is one of the largest vessels in the CMA CGM fleet. Built in 2013, this vessel with a capacity of 1,76,727 DWT and 17,292 TEU is 397.88 meters long and 51 meters wide. This is almost equivalent to four football fields.

This is another milestone for the Port of Mundra. In 2021, Port of Mundra became the largest container port in India, and now the port has moored, in one of its terminals, the largest container ship to call in India. APL Raffles’ appeal not only endorses the port’s capabilities to handle large container ships, but also reiterates ACMTPL’s role in boosting trade between India and its major trading partners.

At the time of berthing, the ship’s draft was 14.8m, displacement 2,01,548 MT and had a cargo of 13,159 TEUs on board. The ship arrived from the Middle East carrying imports from the Gulf, Greater China and Southeast Asia. The vessel exchanged nearly 4,000 TEUs of import, export and transshipment containers while docked at Mundra Port. APL Raffles will continue its journey to the Far East.

Mundra Port continues to attract large vessels, cementing its position as the preferred gateway for Indian EXIM cargoes, particularly agricultural products and manufactured goods. Other large container ships that have called at the Port of Mundra are MSC Regulus which has an LOA of 366.45m MSC Valeria which has an LOA of 366m.

The port offers 26 berths and two single point moorings with an annual capacity to handle 248.82 MMT of cargo with dedicated terminals for different types of cargo and cargo.

Mundra Port, India’s largest commercial port by volume, is an all-weather, deep water port equipped to handle dry bulk, bulk, project cargo, liquids, containers, automobiles and crude oil.




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