Panama cargo ship is the longest ship ever to call at an Indian port

When the Panama-flagged container ship MSC Hamburg arrived at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) in Nhava Sheva, history of sorts was made as it is the longest vessel to ever call at an Indian port.

MSC Hamburg safely arrived at PSA container terminal in Bharat Mumbai at 11:24 am on Saturday.

The MSC Hamburg is a container ship from 2015 and sails under the flag of Panama. Her carrying capacity is 16,652 TEU and her current draft is said to be 14 meters. Its length overall (LOA) is 399 meters and its width is 54 meters.

“This remarkable achievement symbolizes the strength of our maritime capabilities and the infrastructure available to facilitate smooth trade and commerce. “The arrival of MSC Hamburg marks another important milestone in our journey to establish JNPA as a global hub for maritime excellence,” said JNPA Chairman Sanjay Sethi.

Departing from her homeport of Colombo, MSC Hamburg embarked on a carefully planned and perfectly executed voyage, covering thousands of nautical miles to reach the JNPA terminal safely and on time. This achievement is a testament to the professionalism and expertise of the entire crew involved in navigating and managing the ship’s operations.

“As a key gateway for international shipments, JNPA plays a crucial role in strengthening global supply chains, and the arrival of MSC Hamburg further strengthens the port’s capabilities to meet the growing demands of trade,” added Sethi.

To commemorate the occasion, Sethi, along with JNPA Deputy Chairman US Wagh, Deputy Conservator Balasaheb Pawar and General Manager Girish Thomas, present the Captain of MSC Hamburg with a plaque.

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