Chennai, Nov13: Kamarajar Port Ltd has handledthe largest transhipment vessel that has ever called on anyport of the eastern coast, the company said on Friday.
M V MSC Faith having 14,336 TEUs (twenty-footequivalent unit) berthed at its container terminal with TembePort, Ghana being its last Port of Call.
When transhipment of most of the containers ofSouth Indian ports was happening at Colombo and Singapore, byreceiving this vessel Kamarajar Port Ltd has placed itself onthe global transhipment map, a press release said.
It could achieve this feat on account of deepdraft, state-of-the-art new generation terminal with latestgantry cranes and sufficient backup yard that can hold upto17,000 TEUs of containers.
The container terminal is run under publicprivate partnership model by Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd.
M V MSC Faith has a length of 366 metres and woulddischarge 4,155 TEUs of containers at Kamarajar Port Ltd.Witha beam width of 48 metres, the vessel needs higher outer reachgantry cranes for operations.
The container terminal at Kamarajar Port has gantrycranes of 62 metres ensuring hassle free cargo operation, therelease said.
The traffic and marine wing of the port hasworked overtime with the container terminal operator for theseoperations, it said.
Trade facilitation by way of preferentialcommercial offerings were also being made to attract suchtranshipment vessels. PTI VIJ BN WELCOME WELCOME
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