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V.O.Chidambaranar Port Tuticorin creates three new cargo handling records in a single day

November 16 th saw the state owned V O Chidambaram port surpass the highest cargo handling in a day surpassing the record it had set hardly five days earlier. On that day, the Port situated near the land's end handled 1.77 lakh tons of cargo about twelve thousand tons higher than it had handled on November Eleventh.

The major cargoes that contributed to the Port's achievement include limestone imports for cement industries situated in South Tamil Nadu, Industrial coal, thermal coal for the power plants in the region, wheat, Copper concentrate, Granite, general and Container cargoes.

The Port set a new record for the highest volume of cargo handled in a day so far in one of its berths by handling about fifty thousand tons of limestones from the vessel M V Johanna Oldendorff about ten thousand tones higher than the previous record set nearly three years ago.

This was also a highest turnover from a vessel on a single day. Chairman of the port I Jeyakumari thanked all the stakeholders, officers and employees of the port who contributed to the achievement. The Port, he said is continuously striving to achieve improvement in performance and productivity in order to attract more volume of traffic through the Port.


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