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V.O. C. Port create a new record

V.O. Chidambaranar Port created a new record by unloading 55,105 Tonnes of Coal in 24 hours

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 10.04.2020, surpassing the previous record of 55,020 tonnes of Coal handled at Berth No.9 from the vessel ‘MV. Agio Sostis’ on 03.02.2020.

The Malta flagged vessel ‘MV. Theoder Oldendroff’ consigned from Indonesia was berthed at the Port on 09.04.2020 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.

V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, 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 V.O. Chidambaranar 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.

Shri 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 along with 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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