Top Indian Port Inaugurates New Maersk Service


Krishnapatnam Port has inaugurated the maiden call of the “M V Maersk Bentonville” as part of the direct weekly service from Krishpatnam to Salalah (Oman).

The first voyage of Maersk Bentonville discharged 551 TEU’s and loaded 770 TEU’s of exports.

The weekly service is expected to provide the fastest and most competitive service to the exporters and importers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Northern Tamil Nadu to the ports of US East Coast, Mediterranean, Europe and Africa.

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Launching the service from KPCT, Anil Yendluri, Director and CEO of Krishnapatnam Port welcomed the vessel and presented a memento to the vessel Captain.

Exporters that supported the maiden vessel call were similarly presented with mementos by Jithendra Nimmagadda, COO of KPCT and Vinita Venkatesh, Director of Marketing at KPCT.

Anil Yendluri said: “We along with Maersk are happy to inaugurate Salalah – Krishnapatnam Port service. The new service will substantially minimise the cost and transit time in these areas, which will be of a huge benefit to our customers. The service will further get a boost from CONCOR’s new rake service.”

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CONCOR has commenced rake service (Two rakes per week) from ICD Bangalore to KPCT and thereby providing hot connection to the Vessel for exports from Bangalore and also the fastest connection for imports clearance into Bangalore.

Speaking on the commencement of new rake service Dr. Anup Dayanand Sadhu, GGM at CONCOR, said: “The new rake service between ICD Bangalore and KPCT can be increased into a daily service as per the requirements of the trade.”

Fact File: Krishnapatnam Port is a privately built and owned all weather, deep water port on the East Coast of India, located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.  Krishnapatnam Port, which is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined to Southern and Central India, is the first and the only port to implement a single window system for business facilitation. 

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