Date: 16/05/2024

Chennai Port handles its deepest ever container vessel

APL BOSTON has become the deepest ever container vessel, with the highest capacity, to call at Chennai Port, on 10.05.2024. A container ship registered and sailing under the Singapore flag with Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) of +1,09,699 and deadweight (DWT) 1,17,207, Length Overall (LOA) 328.2 metres, beam 45.2 metres and a maximum draught of 14.9 metres, the vessel has a capacity to hold 9,326 TEUs on board, surpassing the previous vessel, CMA CGM Mozart, which had arrived on 21.01.2017 with 14.8 metres.
Mr Sunil Paliwal, IAS, Chairperson, Chennai Port Authority, appreciated the efforts taken by the terminal operator Chennai Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd, Steamer Agent CMA CGM Agencies (India) Pvt. Ltd, and the port officials for this achievement. 
source: Exim News Service: Chennai, May 15