MUNDRA 05-12-2014: Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd, Indias largest port developer and part of Adani Group, said its Mundra Port successfully berthed the largest bulk carrier to call at any port on the West Coast of India, thereby making history in the Indian maritime sector. MV Orange Phoenix, a Panama registered vessel, with overall length of 299 meters and draft 16.7 meters, was berthed at Mundra Ports West Basin Coal Terminal on 2nd December 2014 by the ports marine team. The vessel has a Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) of 207,529 tons and has brought 179,741 MT of Indonesian coal. Mundra Port is designed to handle bulk vessels upto 250,000 DWT. These vessels have not been built as yet but are on the drawing board. However, Mundra Port has always been proactive, and hence has already designed the berth to handle these vessels, to be built and operated by the world wide trading community.
Capt. Generoso T. Gepullano, Master of the MV Orange Phoenix, was welcomed by Mundra Port - Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Capt. Unmesh Abhyankar, Mr. Bala Subramaniam, Sr. Advisor, Mr. Rakshit Shah Executive Director, Corporate Services and Mr. Raymond Chirva, Head West Basin by offering memento.