MSC ANNA’s Seamless Operations at Hutchison Ports Pakistan

Karachi, 8 June: Hutchison Ports Pakistan efficiently Handled MSC ANNA, one of the largest vessels in the world with an impressive length of 400 meters, completing operations in just 32 hours. This achievement highlights the terminal’s capability to handle large-scale operations with remarkable efficiency.

The vessel berthed at Hutchison Ports Pakistan on 29th May and departed the terminal at 11:50 PM on 30th May, 2024, after loading 2419 units and offloading 730 units. Although this was a significant operation, the port has previously achieved a volume exchange of 5,817 moves. The yard density before the arrival of MSC ANNA was 47.3%, and it decreased to 45.7% upon her departure, showcasing the terminal’s efficient handling capabilities.

“Our terminal is built to handle large ships with deeper drafts, making it a prime destination for vessels of this magnitude. The successful operation of MSC ANNA demonstrates our capability and readiness to manage even larger vessels,” said CS Kim, CEO of Hutchison Ports Pakistan.

“This achievement not only highlights our operational excellence but also boosts trade, enhancing Pakistan’s position in the global maritime industry.” added CS Kim.

Saleem Mahmood
Chief Executive

Saleem Mahmood, founder and CEO of “The Passage,” has a passion for strategic PR and communications. His journey began as a public relations officer at Pakistan International Airlines, leading him to establish The Passage in 2000. Under his leadership, the company has executed thriving PR campaigns and set industry standards. Mr. Mahmood holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Karachi University.