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Tuticorin Port registers 9.51% traffic increase in 2019-20

March 4, 2020: V O Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin in southern Tamil Nadu achieved record container traffic of 7.41 lakh TEUs as on March 2, 2020, with a growth of 9.51 percent over traffic during the corresponding period of previous year (6.76 lakh TEUs) and has already surpassed previous financial year’s container traffic of 7.39 lakh TEUs.

Cargo imports and exports hit an all-time high at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin during this financial year upto March 2, 2020, with 33.11 million tonnes of cargo moving through the port.
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Cargo imports and exports hit an all-time high at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin during this financial year upto March 2, 2020, with 33.11 million tonnes of cargo moving through the port.

March 4, 2020: V O Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin in southern Tamil Nadu achieved record container traffic of 7.41 lakh TEUs as on March 2, 2020, with a growth of 9.51 percent over traffic during the corresponding period of previous year (6.76 lakh TEUs) and has already surpassed previous financial year’s container traffic of 7.39 lakh TEUs.

Cargo imports and exports hit an all-time high at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin during this financial year upto March 2, 2020, with 33.11 million tonnes of cargo moving through the port. This represents 5.30 percent increase over last financial year’s corresponding performance of 31.44 million tonnes.



T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust thanked the container terminal operators, container shipping lines, container freight stations, Custom House Agents and officers and employees of the Port who have contributed to achieving this accomplishment. He further stated that “leveraging on its strategic location, Seamless road and rail connectivity, the productivity of the terminal operators and efficient services, the pre-eminent seaport of Tamil Nadu in Container handling, will contribute to continued volume growth and propel the Port to greater heights”.



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