Maersk Line Commences New Service From KPCT

Press Release
Thursday, January 31, 2013
MV Jervis Bay

A solution providing dedicated road and railway lines, efficient terminal operations, world-class marine infrastructure, customer-centric approach, cost effective services was of utmost requirement to the Southern Andhra Pradesh, Eastern Karnataka, and Northern Tamil Nadu hinterland.

 

These facilities define Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT).


With such advantages, new Container line services are commencing from KPCT. Maersk Line, a  shipping liner company, made its maiden call at KPCT on January 29, 2013. This service will have a port rotation of Chennai – KPCT – Visakhapatnam – Tanjung Pelepas – Qingdao – Xingang – Shanghai.


Maersk CHX service inaugural call was done by MV Jervis bay which has a length overall of 292.15 metres (958' 06"), a gross tonnage of 50,350.00 tonnes and can carry a capacity of T.E.U. 4,226 total. The vessel berthed at 13:45 hrs and after exchanging 626 TEUs, GCR 31.3, sailed off at 23:15 hrs.


KPCT till date was connected through fixed day services provided by Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) to Port Klang / Singapore and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to global ports through Colombo. This new main line service is just the beginning of KPCT’s efforts in providing quality services to the Indian EXIM trade.


Realizing the potential of KPCT, XCL (Xpress Feeders) also extended their TCX service with once in 21-day rotation call to KPCT. This new service began on January 26, 2013 with a port rotation of Chennai – KPCT – Penang – Port Klang – Singapore – Laem Chabang.


The 5 nos. of Super Post-panamax Quay Cranes commissioned at KPCT are the fastest and largest among the Indian container terminals. Each Quay crane has a capacity of 50 moves per hour. The other state-of-the-art handling infrastructure includes 4 nos. of RTGs, and 5 nos. of Reach stackers. The terminal is backed with a large container yard with reefer storage facilities and on-dock rail adjacent to the central yard. KPCT also has a container freight station (CFS) facility within the port area.

 

KPCT, with its excellent connectivity and world-class infrastructure, is ideally placed to capture lion share of the growing Container trade to/from India.
 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

TDDCL Seeks Input for New Repair Yard

Trinidad Dry Dock Company to develop new ship repair yard at Port of Spain; company requests Expressions of Interest for Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical

Port of Aden Under Threat with Enemy at the Gates

As Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies stage air strikes against Shi'ite Muslim militiamen threatening to topple Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the southern

Ukraine Arrests Turkish Cargo Ship Over Crimea Port Call

Ukrainian authorities have arrested a Turkish-owned cargo ship and detained its captain over a visit it made to a port in Crimea after Russian annexed the peninsula from Ukraine last year.

Container Ships

Mediterranean Rescue Operations Strain Shipping

The Wall Street Journal ran a story yesterday describing how the increasing number of seaborne migrants making the journey from Africa to Europe has not only

Hamburg Süd Christens Third San Class Ship

Hamburg Süd christened its third container vessel in the new San class yesterday, officially naming newbuild San Vicente at the Cuenca del Plata terminal in Montevideo.

Asia-Europe Box Rates Fall Almost 6 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 5.5 percent to $586 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Vessels

Washington State Ferry Tacoma Returns to Service

Washington State Ferry M/V Tacoma will return to work on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island route starting March 28 after suffering electrical damage last summer.   The

Greek Ferry Still Stuck

The Greek ferry that ran aground just outside of port on the Aegean Island of Kassos Wednesday night is still stuck. The 227 passengers and 55 crew aboard the

Two ASD Tugs Delivered to URAG

URAG has taken delivery of two ASD 2411 Tugs to add to its existing fleet. Named Brake and Perfect, the new vessels have joined their sister ship Prompt in the

Intermodal

Plans in Place to Test Intermodal River Transport

The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority and Ingram Barge Company has announced plans to assess the viability of Intermodal River Transportation, utilizing

Asia-Europe Box Rates Fall Almost 6 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 5.5 percent to $586 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Cosco Bulk Shipping Losses Down in 2014

China Cosco said losses in its main dry bulk shipping business fell sharply in 2014 and its container shipping gross profit grew amid a still subdued global shipping market.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1654 sec (6 req/sec)