Vizhinjam International Seaport to Commence Trial Operations

With the arrival of ‘San Fernando’ with 2000 containers, Vizhinjam will transform into a mother port; the first ship arrives today; Kerala’s development will gain new momentum.

The first ship will anchor at Vizhinjam International Port tonight. Berthing will take place tomorrow morning. The first to arrive is a massive ship carrying two thousand containers. San Fernando, a chartered mothership of the world’s second-largest shipping company, Maersk, will be the first to arrive at Vizhinjam. With Vizhinjam becoming a reality, Kerala’s development dream will gain new speed.

The official inauguration of the trial run will be carried out by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday. The trial run will examine whether the port is ready to complete documentation procedures, including customs clearance of the arriving ship, and cargo handling promptly. The efficiency of the machinery, including cranes, will also be assessed. The inauguration will follow the completion of the trial run. It is expected that Vizhinjam will be officially opened this Onam.

With the arrival of Maersk Line’s container ship ‘San Fernando,’ Vizhinjam port will officially become a mother port. Currently, ports like Dubai and Colombo face traffic beyond their operational capacity. In this situation, it is expected that international shipping companies will rely on Vizhinjam. The participation of one of the world’s largest shipping companies, Maersk Line, in Vizhinjam’s trial run, enhances this expectation.

The Maersk ship ‘San Fernando’ is approaching with 2000 loaded containers. Although it will arrive in the outer sea today, it will berth by six in the morning tomorrow. The ship will rest for a day. The mothership will receive a grand welcome at 10 a.m. on Friday. Tugboats will provide a water salute. The Chief Minister, the Union Minister of Ports, Adani Port officials, and VISL officials will welcome the ship. The trial run inauguration will be conducted by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

MPs and MLAs from Thiruvananthapuram district will also attend the event. All cargo on the ship will be unloaded at the port, and San Fernando will depart the same day. Immediately afterward, two feeder ships will arrive to transport the cargo to other ports. Several motherships and feeder ships will arrive at Vizhinjam for cargo handling until September. All these will be part of the trial run.

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