Mundra Port Welcomes Enormous Container Ship

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APSEZ has reached a significant accomplishment with the MV MSC Hamburg’s arrival at Mundra Port. The impressive container ship, which resembles four football fields in size, measures 399 meters in length and 54 meters in width. Constructed in 2015, it can carry up to 15,908 TEUs (twenty feet equivalents) and maintains a draft of approximately 12 meters, as reported by Bizz Buzz.

MV MSC Hamburg

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) achieved a significant milestone by successfully berthing the MV MSC Hamburg at Mundra Port. The APSEZ Mundra Marine Team’s diligent efforts in accurately predicting the clearance required for safe docking, considering various complex conditions and real-time weather, played a crucial role. This achievement coincides with the completion of a decade-long joint venture between APSEZ and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), operating the Adani International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (AICTPL) at Mundra Port with a capacity of 1.5 million TEUs. 

Strategic advantages

Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group, highlighted the strategic advantages of the joint venture, providing rapid access to the North and West India hinterland and cost advantages for port users. This follows APSEZ’s previous feat in 2021 when they berthed the APL Raffles, the largest vessel to have called at an Indian port. Mundra Port has resumed all operations after a temporary suspension due to Cyclone Biparjoy, with container movement regaining momentum. In the fiscal year 2022-2023, APSEZ recorded a port cargo volume of 339 million metric tons (MMT).

With a share of 24% of India’s port capacity, APSEZ plays a vital role in the country’s port infrastructure. Container ships’ cargo is commonly measured using TEUs, the standard units for quantifying containerized cargo.


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Source: Bizz Buzz


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