VCTPL brings ‘Visakhapatnam’ to its berth
Premier container terminal operator, Visakha Container Terminal Pvt Ltd, brought ‘Visakhapatnam’ to its berth at Vizag port.
Last fortnight,VCTPL received a container vessel that has been named m.v. SSL Visakhapatnam by its owners, Shreyas Shipping and it was flagged off by Visakhapatnam MP
Mr. K. Hari Babu.
Indeed, now the port city of Visakhapatnam will be seen by a wider canvas of people, as Shreyas Shipping, part of global conglomerate Transworld Group, named its new container vessel after the city.
The company added its ninth container vessel to its fleet recently. And it has been named m.v. SSL Visakhapatnam. This vessel is a 1613 teus vessel with a Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) of 18602.
“This new addition to our fleet has been named as m. v. SSL Visakhapatnam as we dedicate this vessel to the port city of Visakhapatnam. We are associated with Port of Visakhapatnam over a period now and are committed to the trade at large” said Capt. V. K. Singh, CEO Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Limited.
As on date, Shreyas owns a fleet of 9 vessels with a total capacity of over 13500 teus. The combined dead weight of all its vessels sum up to 192771 and a GRT of 154859.
Shreyas who are ‘Pioneers and Leaders in Coastal Shipping’ strengthen their position by deploying this vessel on the PIX II service to provide a weekly rotation. Thus PIX II service now has 4 vessels plying on rotation from Mundra – Tuticorin –Katupalli- Vizag- Chennai – Tuticorin-Cochin – Jebel Ali – Mundra. Capt. V. K. Singh, CEO commented “This service initially began as a fortnightly service with only two vessels namely m. v. SSL Gujarat and m. v. SSL Mumbai. The feeder vessel SSL Sagarmala was used to connect Kolkata and Haldia over Vizag. However with the addition of m. v. SSL Visakhapatnam, we will be able to provide a weekly service facilitating movement of exim and domestic cargo to all the main container ports and terminals in India as well as the Middle East. We have also deployed two feeder vessels to connect Visakhapatnam terminal with other North Eastern ports like Kolkata, Haldia, Kakinada and Paradip where the transhipment of containers are carried out.”