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First largest common carrier vessel calls at JCT

Mv. Northern Jupiter, the first largest common carrier vessel made her maiden call on the Colombo port on May 20. She berthed at Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) for cargo operations.

Mv. Northern Jupiter is handled by Simatech Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd at Colombo, Simatech Marine Lanka are the exclusive agents for Singapore based FeedertchPte Ltd.

FeedertechPte Ltd had deployed the 2010 built Mv. Northern Jupiter in the China/Straits-India Sub Continent Service (CISC) jointly operated by Feedertech with COSCO, Evergreen, Hapag Lloyd, PIL, YML, TS Lines and the newly formed Ocean Network Express (ONE).

Each line will deploy one vessel each in this service. The 8814 TEU Capacity, 335 Meter Length Overall (LOA) vessel of 94,407 GT Mv. Northern Jupiter was the first largest common carrier vessel that called the port of Colombo. Upgrading the CISC service average capacity deployment from 5500 TEUs to 8500 TEUs is to cater to the growth and market requirements, connecting Far East and India to Sri Lanka.

Simatech Marine Lanka handled approx. 7.2% of the overall Port of Colombo’s annual throughput in 2017. 

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