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Tuticorin Port handles record 93,000 tonne limestone of Chettinad

August 30, 2021: V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin created a new record for handling a vessel with the highest parcel size on August 29, 2021.  

Tuticorin Port creates record by handling 93k tonne limestone of Chettinad
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August 30, 2021: V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin created a new record for handling a vessel with the highest parcel size on August 29, 2021.

The Singapore flagged vessel M V Ince Ankara, arrived from the port of Mina Saqr, UAE, with 93,719 tonnes of limestone, consigned for Chettinad Cements, bettering the previous record for handling the highest parcel size by the vessel ‘MV Bastions', with 92,935 tonnes of coal handled at the port on May 14, 2021.

The vessel berthed on August 26, commenced its discharge using 3 harbour mobile cranes capable of discharging more than 50,000 tonnes per day. The entire consignment was unloaded on August 29. The vessel agent was Macsons Shipping Agencies, Tuticorin and the stevedoring agent for the vessel was Chettinad Logistics.

T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, said, “This has been a great collaborative effort and I take this opportunity to recognize the hard work and commitment of ship agents, stevedores, harbour mobile crane operator, officers and staff of V.O. Chidambaranar Port.”

Cargo handling through VOC Port has shown upward trend during this financial year 2021-22. The port has handled 11.33 million tonnes of cargo, upto July, 2021, as against 10.58 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period last year, registering a growth of 7.14 percent. The container handling through VOC Port has also seen a remarkable improvement. The port handled 2.69 lakh TEUs during this financial year upto July 2021, registering a growth of 21.07 percent, when compared to the corresponding period of last financial year.


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