For the first time ever, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) deployed its own container vessel at the eastern ports of Haldia and Kolkata by docking her flagship vessel m.v. Lal Bahadur Shastri at Haldia on July 20, 2018.
The vessel, of LOA 188.7 m, breadth 28.4 m, DWT 28,803 MT with 1,869 TEUs capacity, is one the biggest containerships to have called Haldia/Kolkata. An exchange of 1,048 TEUs was made on her maiden voyage.
The J. M. Baxi Group’s Haldia International Container Terminal (under O&M contract with HDC) is fully geared to efficiently handle bigger vessels with integrated vessel and yard operations and best-in-class equipment backed by professional staff working 24x7.
Mr G. Senthilvel (Deputy Chairman-HDC), Mr Swapan Saharoy (General Manager-Traffic), Mr Debashish Nandi (Deputy General Manager-SCI) and team, with Capt. Sudeep Banerjee (Terminal Head-HICT) exchanged greetings with Capt. Ashok Kumar (Master of the vessel) on her maiden voyage.
The vessel is again scheduled to call Haldia on August 5.
Haldia International Container Terminal and Haldia Dock Complex have thanked the trade for their continued support.