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Chidambaranar Port Creates Record in Handling Highest Volume From Container Ship


Port Wings News Network:

V.O. Chidambaranar Port’s, Container Terminal Operator, M/s. PSA SICAL Container Terminal, created a new record by handling 4413 TEUs of containers, the highest volume from a single vessel on 10 January 2021, bettering the previous record of 3979 TEUs of containers handled from a single vessel on 10 February 2018.

The vessel M.V. SSL Brahmaputra with Length overall (LOA) of 260.05 metres was berthed at Port’s PSA SICAL Container Terminal on 08.01.2021. After handling 4413 TEUs of containers at a gross crane moves per hour per crane of 25 moves / hour, the vessel sailed from the Port on 10.01.2021. The vessel agent for the above vessel is M/s. Transworld Shipping Agencies Private Ltd., Tuticorin. The vessel’s service rotation is Tuticorin – Kandla -Pipavav – Cochin – Tuticorin.

This achievement is set in the context of a market that has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 situation, with container volumes through VOC Port decreasing almost 11% during the end of the third quarter of this financial year, 2021.

Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, in his message stated that “ the Industry being skeptical on the global merchandise trade due to COVID pandemic, the volumes handled at the Port are slowly recovering and have started to  show positive signs since October, 2020.  Moreover, the shortage of empty containers also has started to ease out and the influx of Exports & Imports through VOC Port is expected to surge in the coming months”.

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