APM Terminals Pipavav has handled its longest container vessel, the 353-meter-long ‘Adrian Maersk’, at the port on the west coast of India.
The port is certified to handle ships up to 370 meters with a 14.5 meter draft with its turning basin of 550 meters.
Port Pipavav is located in Saurashtra in the state of Gujarat, 152 nautical miles northwest of Mumbai.
In a statement on February 28, APM Terminals Pipavav said: “Berthing Adrian Maersk at APM Terminals Pipavav showcases waterside and landside infrastructure capabilities in safely handling these large vessels to give our customers a competitive edge in their India supply chains.
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“APM Terminals Pipavav is an all-weather port that operates 24/7 and has rarely seen any weather delays even during the peak of southwest monsoon season.”
Adrian Maersk called Pipavav as part of FM3 service and links Pipavav to key markets in Far East through port calls to Singapore/ Dalian/ Xingang/Quingdao/Busan/ Kwangyang/ Ningbo/Tanjung Pelepas/ Colombo/Nhava Sheva.