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Karaikal Port records highest per day average discharge of fertilizer cargo

August 27, 2020: Karaikal Port in Tamil Nadu announced highest average discharge rate of fertilizer per day of 27000 tonnes from Supramax vessel - M.V. Murgash which was imported by Indian Potash (IPL) with a shipment size of 40,000 tonnes of Muriate of Potash (MOP).

The Port has handled over 70 million tonnes of cargo and over 2,000 commercial vessels since inception.
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The Port has handled over 70 million tonnes of cargo and over 2,000 commercial vessels since inception.

August 27, 2020: Karaikal Port in Tamil Nadu announced highest average discharge rate of fertilizer per day of 27000 tonnes from Supramax vessel - M.V. Murgash which was imported by Indian Potash (IPL) with a shipment size of 40,000 tonnes of Muriate of Potash (MOP).

“The vessel completed her cargo discharge and sailed out from port in minimal time. By efficient way of cargo handling, KPPL could achieve the best average discharge rate per day of 27000 tonnes. KPPL is geographically positioned in central Tamil Nadu coast and close to delta regions of Cauvery and Vaigai basin in Tamil Nadu and is the most suitable port for importing fertilizer cargo to carter the farmer’s requirement of its region,” said the release.

KPPL is connected with all destinations by road and rail with sufficient availability of trucks and continuous supply of BCN wagons from Southern railways for evacuating cargo from Port. KPPL has potential to handle 2 million tonnes of fertilizer cargo per annum with its dedicated modern infrastructure and resources.

K. Muralidharan, CEO, KPPL, said, “Karaikal Port serves prime fertilizer companies such as IFFCO, IPL, SPIC and concentrating in handling more fertilizer consignments in future. KPPL facilitates the fertilizer companies cater to the agro market of south India and mainly supports farmers and their families in Delta region of Cauvery & Vaigai basin. The port, through its efficient operations wants to be the primary fertilizer import port of the region and ensure timely supply to the farmers. By choosing KPPL, Government will also save in subsidy by reduced transportation cost.”

Located along the East Coast of India with easy access to the Indian Markets, Karaikal Port’s favourable location makes it the most preferred gateway for business in Tamilnadu with a vision of being India’s Preferred & Responsible Maritime Gateway. The Port has handled over 70 million tonnes of cargo and over 2,000 commercial vessels since inception. In the next few years, KPPL is expected to add new cargo flows to increase its cargo handling capacity to 40 MMTPA by 2025.

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