Port Wings News Network:
V O Chidambaranar Port Trust, one of the fastest growing major port under the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, has created three new cargo handling records on a single day.
According to a media statement from the authorities, the port created a new record by handling 1,77,639 Tonnes of cargo in a single day on 16 November 2017 surpassing the previous “Single Day Record” of 1,65,189 Metric Tonnes on 11 November 2017. The major cargoes that contributed to the achievement are Limestone, Industrial Coal, Thermal Coal, Wheat, Copper Concentrate, Granite, General Cargoes and Containerized Cargoes.
Again, the Port also created a new record for the highest volume of cargo handled in a single day so far in this Port at IX berth by handling 50,118 Metric Tonnes of Lime stones from the vessel MV.Johanna Oldendorff surpassing the previous year record of 41,376 tonnes of Coal handled from a vessel MV. Shi Dai II on 13 November 2014.
Furthermore, the Port created another new record by handling 50,118 Metric Tonnes of Lime stones from the vessel MV.Johanna Oldendorff on 16 November 2017 surpassing the previous record of 33,830 Metric Tonnes of Lime Stones handled from the vessel MV. Prabhu Lal on 04 September 2017.M/s. Seaport Shipping Pvt Ltd is the Vessel Agent and M/s. Seaport Logistics Pvt Ltd., is the Stevedoring Agent.
Mr I. Jeyakumar IRTS, Chairman, V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust, while thanking all the stake holders, Officers and the employees of the Port who have contributed to achieve these records, conveyed that this Port is continuously striving to achieve improvement in performance and productivity in order to attract more volume of traffic through the Port.