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Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

 

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

Major Ports in India Witnessing Sustained Growth in Last Few Years: Chennai Port Trust Chairman

 

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

The Major Ports in India are witnessing sustained growth in the last few years, thanks to the vision of Minister of Shipping, Shri P. Raveendran, IRTS, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, has said.

Addressing the gathering after hoisting the National Flag during 73rd Independence Day celebration at Chennai Port, Mr Raveendran said, “The Ministry has given the fillip to the Port Sector by introducing vital and long overdue futuristic Port-led development programmes including Sagarmala. The Ministry is intent on upgrading and developing the Major Ports of India on par with the International Ports.”

The Chairman spoke at length on other developments in the port.

TRAFFIC

Mr Raveendran said: “During the financial year 2018-19 Chennai Port has handled 53.01 MMT of cargo, achieving the Ministry’s RFD Target of 53.00 MMT. In container traffic, Chennai Port has handled all time high 1,619,857 TEUs during 2018-19 as against 1,565,130 TEUs in 2015-16 and 1,549,457 TEUs handled during 2017-18.  However, due to stiff competition, our port is facing pressure on the volume of traffic in the first few months of the current year. We hope to reduce the gap in the coming months.”

“In order to retain the ports position as a premier container handling facility of the region, upfront concession on vessel related charges ranging between 20-50% has been announced.  The salient feature of this new scheme is that the concession will be extended to the vessel operator for each voyage upfront.  In addition, in order to encourage loyal customers, additional royalty discount of 2% and 5% based on the volumes handled during the year has also been proposed,” added Mr Raveendran.

“There is disparity in the import and export container traffic in the region. Where imports are more and export is less.  As a result of number of empty containers are generated after import cargo is destuffed.  Therefore there is a requirement of container operator to reposition the container for other ports of the region.  In order to address the need of the trade, a common user empty container yard is planned to be created in Chennai port which will receive and stack empty containers within the port area at minimum cost to the trade.  Other facilities proposed include, container survey, cleaning and minor repairs.  Once, this becomes reality the container lines can feed the empty containers to the required vessels with minimum delay and cost,” he further added.

PREMIER CAR EXPORT PORT

Chennai port has been a premier car export port over the decades M/s.Hyundai has been major exporters of car for Chennai port.  The port has extended the concession agreement with Hyundai for another 10 years from 2018.  During the current year, upto July, Chennai port handled 57462 cars through 15 vessels as against 39920 cars through 9 vessels recording 43.9% growth.

In order to encourage automobile exports and other roro exports through Chennai port, port has developed 11.32 Hectares of concrete yard which will see the growth of the above traffic in the coming years.  Another major step taken by Chennai port in ease of doing business is rationalized vessel based land allotment process by this any importer or exporter or user who wants to get allotment of land for storage of cargo based on arrival of their vessels, allotment is being made on the same day with minimum procedure.  The security deposit requirement for this has been reduced to one month as against 3 months in the earlier scheme.  As per the present scheme allotment for 15 days is possible saving cost to the trade.

The physical performance of Chennai Port, viz., the Average Turn Round Time has improved from 1.98 days in 2018-19 to 1.88 days during April to July 2019

Due to efficient handling of wagons, the Average Turn Round Time (TRT) of Rakes handling Empty to Load rake has been 10.01 hrs,(from April 2019 to July 2019) Load to Empty Rake TRT has been 8.28 hrs,  and  Load to Load rake  has been 18.23 hrs respectively.

RAILWAY PERFORMANCE:

The total volume of cargo handled through rail during April 2018 – March 2019 is 5.53 M.T when compared to 5.26 M.T handled during April 2017 – March 2018. 104826 TEUs have been handled through rail during April 2018 to March 2019 when compared to 100396 TEUs handled during April 2017 to March 2018 registering a growth of 4.41%.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT:

Chennai Port Railway Division has set a landmark achievement during First Shift on 21/07/2019, by handling 3 Rakes (133 wagons) of Steel cargo in a single shift.

RECORD PERFORMANCE   FOR THE YEAR 2019

Chennai Port, the East Coast’s Gateway Port surpassed its own record in container handling by crossing 1,565,346 TEUs on 21.03.2019, 10 days ahead of the current financial year as against 1,565,130 TEUs handled from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016.

Chennai Port Trust has set  another landmark achievement by handling 1,13,000 Tonnes of  Crude Oil  on 01.06.2019, from the  vessel M.T. SIKINOS I carrying 1,45,000 Tonnes through the  42” diameter pipeline from Bharathi Dock (BD-III) , Chennai Port to CPCL refinery in Manali. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 1,01,000 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. MARATHI at BD- III  on 21.03.2019

Chennai Port has set another landmark achievement by handling 20838 Tonnes of Phosphoric Acid on 29.03.2019, from the vessel M.T. CHEMROAD QUEST carrying 20,987 Tonnes at Jawahar Dock 2. The above achievement surpasses the previous record of 14,892 Tonnes discharged from the vessel M.T. BOW VICTOR on 14.02.2012.

Chennai Port has recorded another record performance in loading Steel Bars of 7,487 Tonnes for Export against the total booking quantity of 20,117 Tonnes from JD 1, in a single day on 13.07.2019 to the vessel m.v. DANCEFLORA SW. The above noteworthy achievement surpasses the previous record of 6,846 Tonnes loaded through to the vessel m.v. KONSTANTINOS   on 13.07.2017.

CRUISE VESSELS

M.V SILVER DISCOVERER, a modern Bahamas flag cruise vessel arrived at Chennai Port on  22.01.2019 ( first voyage) with 113 crews and 91 Passengers to Chennai  from Trincomalee and sailed with 62 passengers to Visakapatnam  on the same day. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, restaurant and pool grill,  lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge. SilverDiscoverer is also equipped with 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for exploration of marine life. Second voyage on 18.02.2019 with 100 crews and 70 Passengers to Chennai from Visakapatnam and sailed with 86 passengers to Visakapatnam on the same day.

The world’s largest ocean cruise liner, the Cunard’s flagship M.V QUEEN MARY 2, a modern Bermuda flag cruise vessel called Chennai Port  from Langkawi, Malaysia on 17.03.2019 with 1255 crews and 2528 Passengers on board with 29 passengers embarked and 74 passengers disembarked.

Various marketing initiatives have been taken during 2019 till date with EXIM, handling agents, Exporter / Importer to assess the business volume for the ensuing financial year and to take measures to attract more Cargo to ChPT.

MARINE

After having successfully berthed a VLCC on 31.08.2018 by an extensive simulation study and training to the Marine Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Master and Deputy Conservator for safe handling of VLCC vessels at our port, another VLCC M.T. POSEIDON-I having GRT of 154348 was meticulously handled at BD-III for second time on 06.04.2019.

A dedicated oil recovery vessel “MARUDHAM” with specialized oil spill response equipments was procured in the month of May 2019 which will augment the existing oil spill response capability of the Port as per the NOSDCP requirement.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The 260 m long Coastal Terminal now under construction at the northern sheltering arm north of East Quay as part of the Government initiatives will increase the volume of Coastal Cargoes. The Government provided a grant of Rs.30 Cr as part of the overall estimate cost of Rs.80 Cr.  This will enhance Coastal Traffic volume in the long run when the area is taken out of the Custom Bound area as a Coastal Road already connects it to the Southern Gate.

Paved Concrete Storage Yards for a total extent of 11.32 ha was constructed at JD(E) and ONB Yard for handling multiple cargoes in a clean manner without emanation of dust. The major work was completed on 14.05.2019;

The proposed 181m long and 18m wide berth with a pipe line trestle leading to the shore will accommodate Bunker Tankers up to 10000 DWT. The purpose of the project is exploiting potential for bunkers from ships calling at the Port and OPL for main line vessels passing Chennai Coast. Expected completion by June 2020.

The final phase of the long delayed EMRIP project for a distance of around 300 meters has now been cleared and NHAI is set to commence the work by December 2019.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:

Raveendran stated: “In the Financial Year 2019-20 upto July 2019, the Port has earned operating income of Rs. 265.79 Crore and incurred operating expenditure of Rs.177.87 Crore.  Operating Surplus is Rs.87.92 Crore upto July 2019 as against Rs.81.91 Crore for the same period in F.Y.2018-19.”

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