NMPT manages the MV SSL Brahmapoutre large vessel
New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) managed the MV SSL Brahmaputra – a container ship of the largest package size – at the port on Tuesday. A statement from NMPT said it was the largest parcel container ship handled at the port in terms of containers as well as size.
The vessel has an overall length of 260 meters with a beam of 32.35 meters and a deadweight tonnage of 50,900 tonnes. The vessel arrived loaded with 1,521 TEU (twenty foot equivalent) containers containing 25,864.40 tonnes of raw cashews. It has an expected export plan of 300 TEUs.
The NMPT statement said that Shreyas Shipping was the operator of the vessel and Amogha Shipping, Mangaluru, represented him as the local agent.
It can be mentioned here that container traffic at NMPT has increased from less than 2,000 TEU in 2000 to 1.5 lakh TEU in 2020-21. Until now, these containers have been handled at various general cargo loading stations in the port.
In view of the increase in container handling, NMPT has outsourced the mechanization work of container handling at deep draft quay (No.14) to Mangalore Container Terminal Pvt Ltd (from JSW) on PPP model . The statement said this should promote growth in container traffic at the port in the coming years.
Expressing satisfaction with the record handling of a large container ship, AV Ramana, Chairman of NMPT, said that the port’s multidimensional initiatives, such as online access to gates, improved storage facilities, better service and cost effective measures have made this possible.