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Chowgule Brothers manages largest cargo ship berthing at Vizag Port

December 3, 2020: The Indian shipping service provider and part of the Chowgule Group, Chowgule Brothers, today announced the successful management of W OSLO, the largest cargo ship to be handled at the inner harbour of Visakhapatnam port.

The merchant vessel W OSLO was carrying 87,529 tonnes of steam coal from Richards Bay, South Africa for Sarda Metal and Alloys, Sarda Energy Minerals for discharging at Visakhapatnam Port.
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The merchant vessel W OSLO was carrying 87,529 tonnes of steam coal from Richards Bay, South Africa for Sarda Metal and Alloys, Sarda Energy Minerals for discharging at Visakhapatnam Port.

December 3, 2020: The Indian shipping service provider and part of the Chowgule Group, Chowgule Brothers, today announced the successful management of W OSLO, the largest cargo ship to be handled at the inner harbour of Visakhapatnam port.

"The vessel’s entry to the port was orchestrated by Chowgule Brothers in association with the Vizag port, thereby establishing its expertise in handling cargo as well as charters of all sizes," says the release.

Port of Visakhapatnam created a new record by handling the said vessel. The merchant vessel W OSLO was carrying 87,529 tonnes of steam coal from Richards Bay, South Africa for Sarda Metal and Alloys, Sarda Energy Minerals for discharging at Visakhapatnam Port. The port agency for the entire shipment was Chowgule Brothers. The vessel is expected to sail from the port on December 7, 2020.

The receiver of the cargo, Sharda Metals approached Chowgule Brothers to be their shipping agency for the large vessel with coal from South Africa. The specific requirement was to enable the movement of the gigantic ship into the inner harbour at Visakhapatnam port. Chowgule Brothers worked with the port authorities in the smooth berthing of the vessel with a beam measuring 38 meters that are almost twice the size of two lawn tennis courts.

Aditya Chowgule, director, Chowgule Brothers, said, “The entire exercise of enabling the berthing of W OSLO at Visakhapatnam Port is an example of Chowgule Brothers belief in adding value and going the extra mile for making the client’s requirement possible. The successful completion of this project has driven us to set the bar higher when it comes to delivering logistical solutions to clients.”

Chowgule Group
The Chowgule group is over a hundred-year-old Indian industrial conglomerate with 14 businesses in a variety of sectors ranging from mining, shipbuilding, boat building, ship repairs to construction chemicals and automobile dealerships. The Group is headquartered in Goa, India.

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