DP World Chennai
hosts deep-draught vessel at Chennai Port
The DP World-operated Chennai
Container Terminal has achieved a new landmark by hosting the deep-draught
vessel that docked at Chennai Port. Having a draught of 14.6 metres, the
terminal successfully berthed the M. V. CMA CGM Bellini on January 7,
DP World Chennai, together with
Chennai Port Trust, has undertaken an exercise to deepen the draught of the
terminal and provide solutions to customers looking at upsizing their vessels.
Commenced in a phased manner, the terminal has now increased its draught to
accommodate vessels of 15 metres.
Said Mr K. K. Krishnadas, CEO of DP
World Chennai: "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."
News Service - Chennai,