First Cargo ferry to arrive in Addu this Thursday

MV Bonthi 2, the cargo ferry that will reach the Hithadhoo regional harbor this Thursday | Photo: PSM

Addu City, Maldives – Maldives State Shipping Limited (MSS) has said that the first cargo ferry between Addu City and Tuticorin of India will reach the Hithadhoo regional harbor this Thursday.

Maldives State Shipping stated that the cargo ferry vessel ” MV Bonthi 2 ” embarked from India on Monday and is scheduled to reach Addu harbors sometime this Thursday.

MSS Managing Director Captain Abdullah Saeed has previously said in an interview to “AdduLive'” that that this link would be very beneficial to the businessmen of Addu as as it would allow them to import goods to the city at a much cheaper rate.

He explained that the ferry services will be regulated within a schedule and that this link would also enable the decrease in price of goods in the area.

MSS has since publicized the rates at which goods can be brought to Addu via Tuticorin, which is;

  • 1 tonne general cargo – USD 35
  • 1 tonne LCL cargo – USD 39
  • 1 tonne refrigirated cargo – USD 69

This cargo ferry service between Addu, Huvadhoo and Tuticorin was first announced by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during the opening ceremony of HA. Hoarafushi Airport on 20th November.