CHENNAI: Global trade enabler DP World operated the Chennai Container Terminal once again created history by hosting the deep draft vessel to have docked at the Chennai Port. With a draft of 14.6 metre the terminal successfully hosted the mv CMA CGM Bellini on January 7th 2016.
DP World Chennai together with the Chennai Port Trust have undertaken the exercise to deepen the draft of the terminal and provide solution to the customers who are looking at upsizing their vessels. Commenced in a phased manner, DP World Chennai has now increased its draft to accommodate vessels of 15 metres.
Commenting on the development, Mr. K. K. Krishnadas, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Chennai said, “As the industry is witnessing a growth in larger vessels, there is a need for us to upgrade our infrastructure too. We are working together with the Port authorities in order to be aligned with the expansion plans of various shipping lines. This trend is expected to continue in the wake of global consolidation and alliance realignment in the industry.”
DP World Chennai is one of the most important container gateways in South India offering services at global standards to the trade. It is also strategically positioned to offer South & East India the quick transits to the Far East besides providing a large network of connectivity to other global markets.