Mundra Port, APSEZ Achieves Milestone as India Hosts Its Largest Ever Container Ship

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) announced on Sunday that its flagship Mundra Port has set a new record by hosting the largest container ship ever to visit an Indian port. The MSC Anna, sailing a Liberian flag, docked at Mundra Port on May 26.

The MSC Anna is an enormous vessel, measuring 399.98 meters in length—about the length of four football fields—and has an impressive capacity of 19,200 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), making it the largest container ship by capacity to ever dock at an Indian port, according to APSEZ.

With an arrival draft of 16.3 meters, the MSC Anna can only be accommodated at Adani Ports in Mundra, as no other Indian port is equipped to berth such a deep-draft vessel, the statement added. In July 2023, Adani Ports, Mundra set a record by berthing MV MSC Hamburg, one of the world’s longest container ships, measuring 399 meters in length and with a capacity of 16,652 TEUs.

Additionally, APSEZ highlighted that its container terminal CT-3 reached a milestone by becoming the first in India to handle 3 million TEUs in a year. The terminal also set a monthly handling record of over 300,000 TEUs in November, the highest ever achieved by any terminal in India.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) is part of the globally diversified Adani Group.

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