Port Wings News Network:
During the fiscal 2017-18, New Mangalore Port has handled a record traffic of 42.05 million tonnes of cargo surpassing the earlier record of 39.94 million tonnes handled in 2016-17.
According to a media statement, with the record handling, the port registered a growth rate of 5.28% over the traffic handled during the previous year.
Besides, the Port has also achieved 2.57% growth over the target of 41 million tonnes fixed by the Ministry. Increase in the handling of Iron ore fines/pellets for KIOCL, POL Products, LPG, Cement, edible oil, Coffee and other containerized cargo has contributed to the above growth in traffic.
Another significant achievement is the growth in container traffic which has increased by 21.67% by handling a record of 1,15,498 TEUs as against 94,929 TEUS handled in previous year. The following are some of the notable achievements of 2017-18.
RECORDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS-2017-18
-Record traffic throughput of 42.05 million tonnes as against 39.94 million tonnes in 2016-17(5.28% growth)
-Record container traffic of 1.15 lakh TEUs(17.43 lakh tonnes) as against 94,929 TEUs (14.10 lakh tonnes) in previous year(21.67% growth)
-Highest coffee export of 2.41 lakh tonnes(12,249 TEUs)handled as against 2.36 lakh tonnes(12,200 TEUs) in 2016-17
-Record quantity of 22.09 lakh tonnes of LPG handled as against 20.74 lakh tonnes handled in 2011-12
-Record qty of 7.92 lakh tonnes of edible oil handled as against 7.30 lakh tonnes handled in 2015-16
-Record handling of 10.17 Million tonnes of coastal cargo as against 8.33 Million tonnes handled in 2016-17(22.08% growth)
-Import of river sand started through the Port during the current year which will contribute to the ecological balance and also stop illegal sand mining in the rivers
-Container Corporation of India(CONCOR) has commenced their operation from ICD Bangalore to NMPT where they have established the railway siding and commissioned on 31-1-2018. This initiative will further boost the connectivity and transportation of container traffic through rail.
-For the consecutive 13th year Port’s net surplus crossed Rs.100 crores
-95% of the power requirement of the port is now met with solar energy
-NMPT has been ranked in No.1 position among 12 major ports of the country by Ministry of Shipping, for upkeeping the port and its surroundings clean and green under Swachh Bharat Mission
New Mangalore Port, the Gateway of Karnataka which is the only major Port of the State and 9th major port of the country, has steadily grown over the last 42 years since its commissioning in 1975. From handling less than a lakh tonnes of cargo in 1974-75, the port has now crossed 42 million tonnes of cargo.
Shri Suresh P Shirwadkar, Chairman i/c., while recalling the sincere support and co-operation extended by the officers, staff, workers, trade union leaders , Trustees, port users and the Print and Electronic Media for the overall development of New Mangalore Port, has appealed for their continued cooperation for achieving more laurels.