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Tuticorin Port announces single day cargo handling record of 1,89,395T

June 16, 2020: V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, created a record by handling 1,89,395 tonnes of cargo in a single day on June 12, 2020 surpassing the earlier single day record of 1,80,597 tonnes on July 26, 2019.

The port also created a record by unloading 55,363 tonnes of coal in 24 hours at berth No.9 from the vessel %u2018MV. Green K Max S%u2019 on the same day.
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The port also created a record by unloading 55,363 tonnes of coal in 24 hours at berth No.9 from the vessel %u2018MV. Green K Max S%u2019 on the same day.

June 16, 2020: V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, created a record by handling 1,89,395 tonnes of cargo in a single day on June 12, 2020 surpassing the earlier single day record of 1,80,597 tonnes on July 26, 2019.

The major cargoes that contributed to the achievement are industrial coal (53,077 tonnes), thermal coal (45,829 tonnes), clinkers (13,217 tonnes), oil cake (4000 tonnes), caustic soda lye (2241 tonnes) and containerized cargoes (70,254 tonnes / 3903 TEUs).

The port also created a record by unloading 55,363 tonnes of coal in 24 hours at berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Green K Max S’ on June 12, surpassing the earlier record of 55,105 tonnes of coal handled at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Theoder Oldendroff’ on April 10, 2020.

The Liberian flagged vessel ‘MV. Green K Max S’ with length of 229 metres, beam of 32.26 metres and draft of 14.20 metres arrived from the Port of Adang Bay, Indonesia with 76,285 tonnes of coal consigned for India Coke & Power, Chennai. The shipping agent for the vessel is Delta World Wide Shipping and stevedore agent is Vilsons Shipping. The 3 Harbour Mobile cranes operated by IMCOLA Crane Company, Tuticorin discharged 55,363 tonnes of coal.

T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, chairman, V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust, said “International trade is more likely to remain below the levels handled during the last financial year and VOC Port is continuously striving to achieve improvement in overall performance of the port in order to attract more volume of cargo throughput”.

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