Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd (APM Terminals Pipavav) announced the successful berthing of the largest container vessel with capacity of approximately 9,971 TEUs in the history of the port.
Maersk Saltoro is the largest container ship (981 feet long) ever to call at APM Terminals, one of western India’s fastest growing gateway ports.
"The berthing of Maersk Saltoro, at nearly 10,000 TEUs capacity, reaffirms APM Terminals Pipavav’s operational capabilities and infrastructure,” said Keld Pedersen, managing director of APMT Pipavav, in a written statement. “We look forward to handling many more such vessels in the future.”
The berthing of Maersk Saltoro is yet another testimony of the infrastructure capabilities APM Terminals Pipavav has built over the years in handling large vessels and cargo. APM Terminals Pipavav has infrastructure capabilities to handle container, bulk and liquid cargo.
Last month, the port started RORO operations with dispatch of the first lot of cars for export. Apart from the multiple capabilities, the port has excellent connectivity to the rich hinterlands in the North and West Regions of India via rail and road.