Adani's Mundra port hosts largest container ship; All you need to know about MSC Anna

The gigantic vessel is 399.98 metres in length and has a carrying capacity of 19,200 TEUs making it the largest container ship by capacity to visit an Indian port.

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Adani Port has set a remarkable record by docking the largest container ship at its Mundra port. Mundra, an integral part of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) has scripted history, becoming the first Indian port to host MSC Anna. Previously it held the record of berthing the largest Containment vessel called MV MSC Hamburg in July 2023 It had a length of 399 metres and a carrying capacity of 16,652 TEUs(twenty-foot equivalent). 

About MSC Anna

The gigantic vessel is 399.98 metres in length and has a carrying capacity of 19,200 TEUs making it the largest container ship by capacity to visit an Indian port. This vessel was built in 2016 and is sailing under the flag of Liberia. It has proceeded from Pulau Ayer Chawan, Singapore to Mundra, India. 

The arrival draft of the vessel is 16.3 m which could have only been accommodated at the Adani Port as no other port in the country is capable of berthing a deep-draft vessel. 

Ambani's Mundra Port 

The port has already several records in its name. In 2023, it handled up to 16 MMT of goods in October alone, making it the first port in India to reach the 3-million-TEU annual threshold. A record-breaking 300,000 TEUs were admitted in November 2023, according to the records for that month.

The largest commercial port in India, Mundra is situated at the mouth of the Gulf of Kutch in the Kutch region of Gujarat. It spans an area of more than 35,000 acres and is equipped with deep draft and all-weather capabilities.