MUMBAI : GTI [APM Terminals Mumbai] welcomed the maiden call of the ME2 [India – Mediterranean] service this week. The ME2 service, operated by Maersk is a premium service for export of grapes from India to the European markets.
The service connects India West coast ports (Mundra & JNPA) to hub terminals of Algeciras and Port Tangiers Med in Europe via Salalah and Port Said East. The first vessel on the service, 10000-TEU capacity Maersk Gautemala, berthed at GTI on 9th February 2024 to perform about 2500 moves comprising mostly export cargoes.
With the commissioning of larger reach cranes and the new extended bridge, GTI has upgraded its infrastructure under the fit-for -future project to accommodate larger vessels. The ME2 service induction at GTI is possible due to these enhanced capabilities.