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Tuticorin port breaks own record by unloading 55,105 tonnes of coal in 24 hours

April 18, 2020: V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, created a new record by unloading 55,105 tonnes of coal in 24 hours at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Theoder Oldendroff’ on April 10, 2020, surpassing the previous record of 55,020 tonnes of Coal handled at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Agio Sostis’ on February 3.

The Malta-flagged vessel %u2018MV. Theoder Oldendroff%u2019 consigned from Indonesia was berthed at the port on April 9.
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The Malta-flagged vessel %u2018MV. Theoder Oldendroff%u2019 consigned from Indonesia was berthed at the port on April 9.

April 18, 2020: V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, created a new record by unloading 55,105 tonnes of coal in 24 hours at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Theoder Oldendroff’ on April 10, 2020, surpassing the previous record of 55,020 tonnes of Coal handled at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Agio Sostis’ on February 3.

The Malta flagged vessel ‘MV. Theoder Oldendroff’ consigned from Indonesia was berthed at the port on April 9 and has discharged 73, 507 tonnes of coal using three Harbour Mobile cranes capable of discharging 56,000 tonnes per day. M/s. Villavarayar & Sons is the Stevedore Agent and M/s. Worldwide Shipping Inc is the Vessel Agent.

“Tuticorin port is the crucial link in the coal supply chain for the power plants and other major industries in Tamilnadu. Mostly, Coal is being imported through the port from abroad and also through Indian ports like Dhamra, Haldia and Paradip. The port has handled 13.26 million tonnes of coal during the last financial year and has emerged as a major bulk cargo port in South India,” says the release.

T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port, emphasized that “COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of the world and the Port is adhering to all directives given by the Government and has adapted its functioning to maintain the productivity levels alongwith scrupulous measures to weed off infections in this extraordinary situation. For several weeks, the Port has been following the SOPs and taken necessary health measures to ensure the safety of our staff and Port users”.


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