Adani’s Mundra Port welcomes largest ever container ship to dock in India

May 27,2024

Adani Group’s Mundra Port on Sunday saw the largest ever container ship to dock at an Indian port when the almost 400-metre-long MSC Anna came visiting. This vessel is a metre longer than the earlier biggest one — MV MSC Hamburg — that docked here last July.

“MSC Anna is an impressive vessel, boasting an overall length of 399.98 m (roughly the length of four football fields) and a staggering capacity of 19,200 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), which makes it the largest container ship by capacity to ever visit an Indian port. Its arrival draft is 16.3 m, which can be accommodated only at Adani Ports, Mundra, as no other port in India is capable of berthing a deep-draft vessel. During its stay, the expected exchange is 12,500 TEUs,” Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) said in a statement.

Last July 2023, Adani Ports, Mundra, had berthed the 399-metre-long MV MSC Hamburg, one of the longest container ships in the world, with a capacity of 16,652 TEUs. This had set the stage for the arrival of MSC Anna.

“The arrival of MSC Anna at Mundra not only highlights the port’s capacity to handle mega ships but also reflects its role in enhancing India’s maritime trade capabilities. As APSEZ continues to expand and upgrade its facilities, the port is set to play an increasingly significant role in the global shipping and logistics landscape,” the statement added.