Paradip Port’s much awaited event – “Port Users’ Meet
2019” was held on 27 November 2019 at the Officers’ Club of PPT.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT, said that the entire
efforts of port users and the entire ecosystem put in place have delivered more
than 100 MMT cargo handling for the last two years and this year, it will
definitely cross 110 MMT mark.
The port has been focusing on Safety,
Efficiency and Environment: Chairman,PPT
Shri Rinkesh Roy stated: “The port has been focusing
on Safety, Efficiency and Environment. This will make it one of the leading
ports in India in coming year. With motivated team of employees and energized
team of port users, it will rewrite success saga in years to come.”
Like previous years, Shri Roy, presented awards to the
best performing Exporters, Importers, Stevedores and Shipping/Steamer Agents
for their exemplary performances.
In Exporters category, Tamil Nadu Generation &
Distribution Corporation Limited gained the first position, while Indian Oil
Corporation Ltd came second and Essar Steel India Ltd stood third.
In “Importers” category, IOCL Pipeline Division
remained on top, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited gained second
place, and Bhusan Steel Limited (presently TATA Steel BSL ) got the third spot.
In Stevedores, Orissa Stevedores Limited got the first
place, Ripley & Co. Stevedoring & Handling Pvt. Ltd., second and ACE
Commercial Co. Pvt. Ltd., remained in third position.
In “Steamer Agents” category, Everett India Pvt. Ltd
topped the list by handling 263 vessels, second place went to J.M.Baxi &
Co, who handled 255 vessels for the period. Third place was secured by Seatrans
Shipmanagment Services, which handled 213 vessels.
Earlier, Shri S.K. Mishra, Traffic Manager, PPT,
welcomed the invitees with an eloquent speech. HoDs of PPT, Senior Officer and
Port Users participated in a cultural evening, which followed the award
distribution ceremony. Shri A.K. Sahoo, DTM, offered the vote of thanks.