Cochin Port has joined the club of deep draught ports in the world servicing 14.5-metre vessels with the call of the main line container vessel M V Petrohue on July 13, 2015 at the Vallarpadam International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT), it highlighted in a release.
M V Petrohue is part of the shipping service GALEX (GLX—a consortium of ESL, KMTC, RCL and Hanjin) connecting Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Cochin, Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Jebel Ali. GALEX, having seven vessels of 6,500 TEUs capacity each, reinforces Cochin Port’s position as a transhipment hub with state-of-the-art facilities. GALEX vessels will call at Cochin on a weekly basis, the release emphasised.
Cochin Port Trust had made 14.5 metres draught available at the ICTT in April 2013, the release pointed out.
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