Adani Ports, Mundra anchors the longest ship with a size of 4 football pitches

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) Ltd announced today that one of the longest container ships in the world is docked at its port of Mundra in Gujarat. Mundra Port has achieved a significant feat with the mooring of the 399 meter long and 54 meter wide ship MV MSC Hamburg.

The MV MSC Hamburg, a container ship from 2015, was anchored in Adani Ports Mundra today. According to the company, the historic event happened the same month that Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Adani International Container Terminal Pvt. The joint venture of Ltd. has a term of 10 years.

“MV MSC Hamburg is a ship that is 399 meters long and 54 meters wide. The size of the ship is equivalent to 4 football pitches,” APSEZ said in a statement.

How big is the MS MSC Hamburg?

MV MSC Hamburg, a container ship, has a deadweight tonnage of 15,908 TEU and the current draft (vertical distance) is said to be 12 meters. The total length is 399 meters and the width is 54 meters. Mundra Ports made a significant feat in the maritime transport sector by safely docking one of the largest ships ever.

The APSEZ Mundra Marine team ensured and facilitated accurate predictions of the required vertical clearance for the ship to berth safely, taking into account all the complex conditions of the ship and current weather conditions.

In 2021, APSEZ docked the 13,892 TEU APL Raffles, the largest container ship to ever call at an Indian port. Registered in Singapore, the ship was 397.88 meters long and 51 meters wide. Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone recorded the largest port freight volume in FY23 at 339 MMT.

According to the company statement, the port’s advanced infrastructure reflects India’s growing maritime industrial and commercial development. Mundra Port’s achievement of handling 40 ship movements in just 24 hours is characterized by exceptional operational skills and outstanding efficiency.

The port has resumed all its services following the temporary shutdown ordered by the government due to Cyclone Biparjoy. Container movement has picked up speed again as the port prepares to dock ships from different parts of the world.

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