Paradip Port has achieved a record
discharge of 62,730 MT of coking coal for a conventional berth in a time-frame
of 24 hours overcoming its previous high of 55,337, MT, says a release.
Located at 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north
of Visakhapatnam on the east coast of India in the Odisha state on the shore of
Bay of Bengal, the port had berthed MV Pacific Energy at CQ1 carrying 87,551 MT
coking coal for Jindal Power and Steel Ltd on January 5 at 1536 hours after the
vessel arrived on January 4.'
According to industry sources close to the development, “If these sort of
discharge rates are maintained, Paradip port can consolidate its position as
the Number 2 major port in the country and can attract more cargo. This in turn
will create more jobs for people in Odisha state and an overall development of
Paradip Port has been consistently maintaining its record in cargo
throughput year after year to retain the 2nd position among major Indian ports
after Kolkata port.