Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Odisha’s Paradip port berths largest-ever container ship in its history – N.F Times

Bhubaneswar: A massive cargo ship, measuring 295 metres in length and 46 metres in width, docked at Odisha’s Paradip port yesterday.

The coal laden cargo ship, MV Topeka, docked at berth CQ-1 of Paradip port in Jagatsinghpur district Tuesday evening.

This is the first occasion when a 46-metre-wide cargo ship docked at Paradip port. Earlier, the port had the record of handling a 45-metre-wide ship, sources said.

The port authorities took all necessary steps before allowing the massive ship to dock at berth CQ-1.

“Orissa Stevedores Limited is the agent of cargo ship MV Topeka while ACCEL Shipping Private Limited has been assigned the stevedoring work,” said a source.

Agarwal Coal Corporation Private Limited has imported around 89 tonne coal in the ship, sources said.

“The massive cargo ship docked at CQ-1 smoothly. The port authorities made all arrangemnts to avoid any difficluties in this reagrd,” said an official.

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