On August 9, Höegh Autoliners achieved a milestone by loading over 6,300 export vehicles on Pure Car and Truck carrier (PCTC) vessel Höegh St. Petersburg at the Offshore Container Terminal Berth (OCT) in Mumbai.
According to the Ministry of Shipping, Mumbai Port this has set a new record for shipment of automobiles on a single cargo vessel.
The total single shipment consisted of 6,316 vehicles from Volkswagen and other OEMs who have set up their own manufacturing facilities in India. Export of cars from India in such large numbers is a successful example from the ‘make in India’ campaign launched by the Government of India.
To facilitate the record loading, officials from Mumbai Port, OCT, Höegh Autoliners and Merchant Shipping Services attended the operation.
Höegh St. Petersburg has a cargo carrying capacity of 7,850 cars is 228 metres in length, 32.2 metres in width and has 13 decks.