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MSC HAMBURG completes safe journey to JNPA Terminal

Jun 17th, 2023 6:11 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

Navi Mumbai, June 17, 2023: In what could be termed as the significant achievement for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) and the maritime industry, MSC HAMBURG, the longest vessel ever to call Indian Port, safely arrived at BMCT Terminal at 11.24 am today.  MSC HAMBURG is a Container Ship built in 2015 and is sailing under the flag of Panama. Her carrying capacity is 16,652 TEUs and her current draught is reported to be 14 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 399 meters and her width is 54 meters. Departing from its port of origin, MSC Hamburg embarked on a meticulously planned and flawlessly executed journey, covering thousands of nautical miles to reach the JNPA terminal in a safe and timely manner. This accomplishment stands as a testament to the professionalism and expertise of the entire crew involved in navigating and managing the vessel’s operations. As a vital gateway for international shipments, JNPA plays a crucial role in strengthening global supply chains, and the arrival of MSC Hamburg further enhances the port’s capabilities in meeting the growing demands of trade.

Expressing happiness over the development, Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA, said, “We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of MSC Hamburg at our terminal. We are proud to contribute to the global supply chain and play a pivotal role in facilitating trade across continents. This remarkable achievement symbolizes the strength of our maritime capabilities and available infrastructure to facilitate seamless trade and commerce. The arrival of the MSC Hamburg marks another significant milestone in our journey towards establishing JNPA as a global hub for maritime excellence. This achievement not only reaffirms our position as a key player globally, but also underlines our dedication to fostering strong partnerships and ensuring efficient operations. We look forward to further strengthening our collaboration with MSC and welcoming more vessels of this caliber to JNPA in the future.”In commemoration of the call of MSC HAMBURG, on behalf of Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA and Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPA, the Deputy Conservator, JNPA, Balasaheb Pawar and General Manager (Traffic), JNPA, Girish Thomas presented a plaque to the Master of MSC HAMBURG.

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