V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, has bagged two awards

from Ministry of Shipping, one for Achievement of ‘Higher Growth Rate in Cargo handling’ and another for Fulfillment of ‘Results Framework Document Targets’ (RFD) for the year 2015-16.

For the first time in the history of Shipping in India, the Ministry of Shipping, New Delhi, had announced the Annual Achievement Awards for Major Ports for the year 2015-16. The Annual awards were conferred for Achievement in ‘Higher Growth Rate in Cargo handling’, Fulfillment of ‘Results Framework Document Targets’ (RFD)’, and Achievement in Efficiency Parameters. A special award also given to Kandla Port Trust for crossing 100 Million tons in cargo handling and one special award to Cochin Port Trust for achieving highest growth rate in operating Surplus.











The Annual Awards were declared by Secretary (Shipping), Ministry of Shipping on 12.05.2016.

It is pertinent to note that V.O.Chidambaranar Port handled an all time record Cargo Traffic of 36.85 Million Tons during the Financial Year 2015-16 and surpassed the previous year’s achievement of 32.41 Million tons, registering an increase of 13.70%. The Port also crossed the Target of 36.80 Million Tons by handling 36.85 Million Tons on 31st March 2016.

The Port has also performed exemplarily in achieving the various parameter of the Results Framework Document Targets (RFD) to augment capacity of the Port, to provide efficient, prompt, safe and timely seaport service at optimum cost, to enhance traffic throughput, to continually improve services to meet the expectations of the Port Users, Employees & the Society, Improvement of financial parameter and Administrative Reforms.

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