APM Terminals Pipavav welcomes longest vessel

APM Terminals Pipavav achieved another milestone by hosting the container vessel Adrian Maersk at the port. The ship has a length overall (LOA) of 353 metres and is the longest vessel to call at Port Pipavav.


Adrian Maersk called Pipavav as part of the FM3 service that links Pipavav to key markets in the Far East through port calls to Singapore/Dalian/Xingang/Quingdao/Busan/ Kwangyang/Ningbo/Tanjung Pelepas/Colombo/Nhava Sheva. During the Pipavav port call, the vessel loaded commodities such as glassware, waste paper, electronic items, auto parts, garments/apparel for imports, and inorganic chemicals, fabrics, stone articles, auto parts and polypropylene for exports, said a release.


Mr Keld Pedersen, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, "Working Adrian Maersk at APM Terminals Pipavav showcases our waterside and landside infrastructure capabilities in safely handling these large vessels, to give our customers a competitive edge in their India supply chains."


APM Terminals Pipavav is an all-weather port that operates 24/7 and has rarely seen any weather delays even during the peak of the southwest monsoon season. The port is certified to handle ships up to 370 metres and 14.5 metres draught with its turning basin of 550 metres. The port also offers liner customers experienced pilots and a fleet of tugs to safely guide all vessels into and out of the port, the release added.