Kandla Port makes way for bigger vessels by hosting MV Zardis
In a first, Kandla Port recently handled MV Zardis
with a LOA (Length overall) of 304.07 metres, making it the longest vessel to
berth at the port.
In this voyage, the vessel would be loading 1041
TEUs of export containers to Bandar Abbas.
The arrival of MV Zardis at the port has elevated
confidence about its capabilities and could eventually pave the way for it to
emerge as a state-of-the-art container terminal fully capable to efficiently
handle main line vessels including carrying out international transshipments.
The port states that this will help Kandla not only to generate
container volumes but also in cost savings as it would greatly benefit scores
of shippers, consignees, CHAs and transport fraternity who are in close
proximity to Kandla as well as those located in the northern and western
hinterland of India for whom Kandla is the nearest gateway port.