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MSC Anna The Largest Container Ship Arrives at Adani Ports, Mundra

This impressive vessel boasts a staggering capacity of 19,200 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) and stretches nearly 400 meters in length, comparable to four football fields.

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In a landmark event for India's maritime industry, the MSC Anna, one of the world's largest container ships, docked at  Adani Ports, Mundra on May 26. The arrival of MSC Anna, measuring a colossal 399.98 meters in length—equivalent to four football fields—and capable of carrying 19,200 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), signifies a major milestone for both the port and the country's logistics capabilities.

Mundra Port, the flagship of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), continues to set records as India's premier port and logistics hub. The port's ability to berth the MSC Anna, with its impressive draft of 16.3 meters, highlights Mundra's unique capacity to accommodate deep-draft vessels, a feat unmatched by any other port in India. During its stay, MSC Anna is expected to facilitate the exchange of 12,500 TEUs, underscoring Mundra Port’s efficiency in managing large-scale cargo operations.

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This remarkable event follows a series of record-breaking achievements for Adani Ports, Mundra. In July 2023, the port successfully berthed MV MSC Hamburg, one of the longest container ships globally, with an overall length of 399 meters and a capacity of 16,652 TEUs. This achievement demonstrated the port’s readiness to handle the world's largest vessels and paved the way for the arrival of MSC Anna.

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Adani Ports, Mundra's momentum continued into the latter half of 2023. In October, the port became the first in India to handle 16 million metric tons (MMT) of cargo in a single month. Additionally, its container terminal, CT-3, reached a significant milestone by managing 3 million TEUs in one year, and in November, it set a monthly handling record of over 300,000 TEUs, the highest ever by any terminal in India.

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Spanning over 35,000 acres, Mundra Port is India's largest commercial port, featuring deep draft and all-weather capabilities that ensure efficient cargo evacuation and reduced turnaround times for vessels. These features make it a preferred destination for major global shipping lines.

The arrival of MSC Anna not only underscores Mundra Port's capacity to handle mega ships but also highlights its pivotal role in boosting India's maritime trade capabilities. As APSEZ continues to expand and enhance its facilities, Mundra Port is poised to play an increasingly significant role in the global shipping and logistics landscape.

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More About Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), part of the globally diversified Adani Group, has transitioned from a port company to an Integrated Transport Utility, offering end-to-end solutions from port gates to customer gates. APSEZ is India’s largest port developer and operator, managing seven strategically located ports and terminals on the west coast and eight on the east coast, representing 27% of the country's total port volumes. The company is also developing a transshipment port in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and operates Haifa Port in Israel.

With integrated logistics capabilities, including multimodal logistics parks, Grade A warehouses, and industrial economic zones, APSEZ is well-positioned to leverage the impending overhaul in global supply chains. APSEZ aims to become the world's largest ports and logistics platform within the next decade and is committed to turning carbon neutral by 2025. It was the first Indian port and the third globally to join the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), committing to emission reduction targets to maintain global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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