Paradip Port added another feather to its cap by successfully docking MV
Mineral Honshu, a Capesize vessel carrying 1,17,983 MMT of steam coal, at the
Central Quay (CQ) - 1 on November 24, 2017. The vessel had loaded the cargo for
importer NTPC at Richards Bay Port, South Africa, for discharge at Paradip.
An official statement described it as a matter of great pride for the port
since the first Capesize vessel had docked in the Inner Harbour a mere 18 days
ago. Mr Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) felicitated the Captain
and crew members of the vessel in the presence of Mr N. Vaiyapuri, Deputy
Chairman, Mr S. K. Mishra, Traffic Manger (I/c), Mr A. K. Mohapatra, Harbour
Master and other senior officials of the Traffic Department.
Paradip Port is now gearing up to handle Capesize vessels regularly inside
the harbour, with the aim of enhancing throughput as it is vying for the
coveted top position in the country with a slew of infrastructure development
and modernisation initiatives, the statement added.