The Maiden call of
the service by feeder Vessel M.V.Iberian Express, Operated by MSS (Maldives State Shipping,
Male) and handled at Tuticorin by Smart Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., India.
flagged vessel M.V.Iberian Express, Operated by MSS (Maldives State Shipping,
Male) with Length overall of 147.84
metres, beam of 23.25 metres, and arrival
draft of 7.5 & 8.1 metres arrived at
DBGT, VOC Port, Tuticorin on 20.12.2020 from Colombo.
Agents for the vessel is Smart Marine Services Pvt Ltd., India.
appreciated the efforts of Vessel Operator Smart Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., and
DBGT for introduction of this service from VOCPT and extend warm wishes for the
successful running of this service in the future.
Mr. P. Badrinath,
General Manager, Smart Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., stated that their Director
& JMD – Mr. K.S.Kandasamy and Mr. K. Krishnakumar, have been thinking on
this service for quite sometime as good cargo potential to Male is available at
Tuticorin particularly Agri products, Salt and Reefers.On the return leg, the
vessel would bring in the import
containers from Colombo and Empty containers from Male.As such the vessel would
cover 10 days rotation between Tuticorin- Male- Colombo - Tuticorin . We are
confident that with the support from
VOCPT,DBGT and the trade, this service would be able to make calls for
the full year 2021.
Subramanian, CEO, DBGT stated that DBGT is
closing the year 2020 with a positive note by introduction of this service & new additional connectivity to Male from
VOCPT.DBGT would provide necessary support in terms of faster turning around
time, last minute connectivity etc for the permanent retention of the service
deep draft, operational efficiency, excellent cargo evacuation infrastructure
and enhanced asset utilization, DBGT
will continue with higher performance and productivity, be the best and
safest Terminal services in the southern region. DBGT Management also Expressed
their appreciation and congratulated the commendable efforts of all the
stakeholders and DBGT Team.