MSS announces LCL cargo service from Tuticorin to Addu and Thinadhoo

MV Bonthi 2, used by MSS for cargo ferry service between India and Addu. Mv Bonthi 2 can carry a total of 2,719 tonnes of cargo | Photo: Hithadhoo Ports

Addu City, Maldives — Maldives State Shipping (MSS) has informed that Less than Container Load (LCL) cargoes for both dry and reefer containers will be accepted at Tuticorin for Addu and Thinadhoo.

Cargo ferry service between Tuticorin, India and Addu started by Maldives State Shipping on December 10, 2020. On January 13, 2021, Managing Director of MSS, Abdullah Saeed informed that substantial growth in cargo was seen as the goods brought on the second trip to Addu had increased by 60%.

Managing Director of MSS, Abdulla Saeed had told that this ferry link would be highly beneficial to businessmen in the region, allowing them to import perishable and iced goods to Addu in a fresh state. He further added that it would enable a decrease in the price of goods in the area.

According to Abdulla Saeed, the company’s hope is that a trip is made every 20 days, which is now also being discussed with Maldives Port Limited as well. The ferry used by MSS is MV Bonthi 2 which can carry a total of 2,719 tonnes of cargo.