APSEZ expands dredging fleet with two new THSDs

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has added two new 8,000-cubic-metre trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) to its dredging fleet.

Both arrived at Adani’s Hazira port in Gujarat after their maiden voyage via the Suez Canal.

Registered under the Indian flag and classified under the Indian Register of Shipping, Shanti Sagar 17 and Shanti Sagar 18 were constructed by Royal IHC in the Netherlands.

APSEZ Chief Executive Officer Karan Adani said the two newbuilds brought the fleet to 19 dredging vessels.

Adani Hazira Port is close to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) on India’s west coast. It handles all types of cargo including bulk, break-bulk, bulk liquid chemicals, petroleum products and edible oil, containers, automotive and crude.

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