Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, on Monday, announced the addition of two new 8000m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). These dredgers are amongst the largest in the Indian fleet of TSHDs, the company said here in a statement. The Royal IHC, world leader in dredger building, designed and engineered these TSHDs as per APSEZ specifications and delivered it to the Adani team at Holland last month.
Both the dredgers have arrived at Adani’s Hazira Port in Gujarat after their maiden voyage through the Suez Canal route. The dredgers have been registered under the Indian flag and classified under the Indian Register of Shipping, said Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZ.
With the two new dredgers, the company’s fleet strength has gone up to 19 dredgers, making it the largest dredging fleet in the country. “This will substantially increase our capacity for dredging in APSEZ. These TSHDs are a big asset, as they will also support dredging efforts in other Indian Ports and facilitate in port-led initiatives of the Government”.
The Adani Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd. (AHPPL) is located close to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) along the West Coast of India which accounts for a major part of the Indian trade. The port handles all types of cargo including bulk, break-bulk, bulk liquid chemicals, petroleum products & edible oil, containers, automotive and crude.