Global trade enabler DP World operated the Chennai
Container Terminal once again created history by hosting the deep draft vessel
to have docked at the Chennai port. With a draft of 14.6 metre the terminal
successfully hosted the M. V. CMA CGM Bellini on January 7th 2016,
says a release.
DP World Chennai together with the Chennai Port Trust
have undertaken the exercise to deepen the draft of the terminal and provide
solution to the customers who are looking at upsizing their vessels. Commenced
in a phased manner, DP World Chennai has now increased its draft to accommodate
vessels of 15 metres.
Commenting on the development, Mr. K. K. Krishnadas,
Chief Executive Officer, DP World Chennai said, “As the industry is
witnessing a growth in larger vessels, there is a need for us to upgrade our
infrastructure too. We are working together with the Port authorities in order
to be aligned with the expansion plans of various shipping lines. This trend is
expected to continue in the wake of global consolidation and alliance
realignment in the industry.”
DP World Chennai is one of the most important container
gateways in South India offering services at global standards to the trade. It
is also strategically positioned to offer South & East India the quick
transits to the Far East besides providing a large network of connectivity to
other global markets.