Port Wings News Network:
V O Chidambaranar Port on 27 October 2020 created a new record by unloading 56,687 Tonnes of coal in 24 hours at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘M.V. Ocean Dream,’ surpassing the earlier record of 55,785 tonnes of Coal handled at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Myrsini’ on 19 June 2020.
he Hongkong flagged Panamax class vessel ‘‘M.V. Ocean Dream” with DWT of 82,201, Length of 229 Metres, beam of 32.26 Metres and draft of 14.20 Metres arrived from the Port of Adang Bay, Indonesia, with 77,535 Tonnes of Coal consigned for M/s.India Coke and Power Pvt.Ltd. The 3 Harbour Mobile cranes operated by M/s. IMCOLA Crane Company, Tuticorin, discharged 56,687 Tonnes of coal within a span of 24 hours.
The Shipping Agents for the vessel was M/s. Worldwide Shipping Inc, Limited, Tuticorin, and Stevedore Agent was M/s. Vilsons Shipping Pvt.Ltd, Tuticorin.
Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, while thanking the synergy exhibited by the stakeholders, who have contributed to achieve this record, conveyed that the Port is continuously striving to achieve improvement in Performance and productivity in order to attract more volume of traffic through the Port.
Chidambaranar Port Donates School Bus to Harbour Schools under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, has donated a school bus to Harbour Schools under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the Port on 20 October 2020. The key of the bus was formally handed over by Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, to Shri Malla Srinivasa Rao, President, Tuticorin Port Educational Agency & Senior Deputy Chief Accounts Officer, V.O. Chidambaranar Port. The bus was also flagged off by Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, in the presence of Shri Bimal Kumar Jha, Deputy Chairman, and Heads of the Departments of V.O. Chidambaranar Port.
V.O. Chidambaranar Port, through the Tuticorin Port Educational Agency, is running three schools viz., Harbour Nursery and Primary school, Harbour Primary School and Harbour Higher Secondary School, in the Port area to cater to the educational needs of the downtrodden families around Harbour estate like Labour Colony, Tsunami Colony and Muthiapuram. Considering the difficulties faced by the students to reach the Port schools, the Port management has proactively taken steps to provide a 52-seater bus at a cost of Rs.18,66,601/- lakhs.
In a bid to be socially responsible, V.O. Chidambaranar Port has undertaken a number welfare initiatives under CSR schemes with focus on Education, Health Care, Entrepreneurship (self-help & livelihood generation) schemes, Infrastructure support in and around Tuticorin, Environment protection & ecological conservation and Women’s Empowerment by allotting 2% of net profit every financial year. For the financial year 2020-21, the Port has already allocated Rs.270.46 lakhs for implementation of various CSR schemes.