APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd) recently announced the successful berthing of the largest container vessel with capacity of approximately 9,971 TEUs in the history of the port. MAERSK SALTORO, a container vessel with an overall length of 299m berthed at Pipavav Port on September 4, 2015, by the port’s marine team.
The berthing of MAERSK SALTORO is yet another testimony of the infrastructure capabilities APM Terminals Pipavav has built over the years in handling large vessels and cargo. APM Terminals Pipavav has infrastructure capabilities to handle container, bulk and liquid cargo. In August this year, the port started RORO operations with dispatch of the first lot of cars for export. Apart from the multiple capabilities, the port has excellent connectivity to the rich hinterlands in the North and West Regions of India via rail and road, a release from APM Terminals Pipavav said.
Managing Director of APM Terminals Pipavav, Keld Pedersen said, “The MAERSK SALTORO’s at nearly 10,000 TEUs capacity, reaffirms APM Terminals Pipavav’s operational capabilities and infrastructure, we look forward to handling many more such vessels in the future.”