Mumbai’s JNPT Port welcomes a record-breaking 399m container ship

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) achieved a remarkable feat as it welcomed its longest-ever visitor, a 399-metre cargo ship. The MSC Hamburg, sailing under the Panama flag, docked safely at the port, becoming the longest vessel to call at any Indian port.

With a capacity of 16,652 TEUS and a draught of 14 metres, the ship embarked on a meticulously planned voyage from Colombo, Sri Lanka, covering a distance of approximately 1,750 kilometres. JNPA Chairman Sanjay Sethi expressed his delight at the ship’s arrival, emphasising the port’s crucial role in strengthening global supply chains.

This milestone solidifies JNPA’s position as a global hub for maritime excellence and highlights its commitment to efficient operations and fostering strong partnerships. To commemorate this momentous occasion, JNPA officials presented a plaque to the Master of the MSC Hamburg, marking the significance of the ship’s visit.

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