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V.O.Chidambaranar port sets record in container handling

The VOC Port, Tuticorin has handled 6,43,720 TEUs on March Seventh surpassing the previous financial yearís record traffic of 6,42,103 TEUs, 24 days ahead during the current financial year.

The fourth largest Container handling Major Port of the Country has handled 6,52,168 Lakh TEUs of Containers up to 11.03.2018. The Container handing through VOC Port has witnessed at steady growth over the years and has seen a growth of 8.63 per cent as compared with the same period of last financial year.

M/s.PSA SICAL Container Terminal and M/s. Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminals, the two Container Terminals in V.O. Chidambaranar Port have a combined capacity of 1.17 Million TEUs. V.O. Chidambaranar Port offers the fast transhipment time to Colombo among all Indian Ports.

Commodities like Cotton Yarn, Handlooms, Machinery, Sea Food, Paper, Granite, etc., are exported through Containers to Europe, North America and almost all Asian Countries. Cotton, Metal scrap, Waste paper, Cotton fiber, Chemicals, Metal products etc., are imported predominantly from Europe and East Asian Countries. One Inland Container Depot and 14 Container Freight Stations located in the vicinity the Port ensures the seamless flow of containers to and from the Port. 

Chairman of the Port,I.Jeyakumar, while thanking the stakeholders, officers and the employees of the Port who have contributed to achieve this record conveyed that this Port is continuously striving to achieve improvement in Performance and productivity in order to attract more volume of traffic through the Port. 

The achievement of the Port at the landís end of the country is all the more significant since it is situated in the most backward region of South Tamil Nadu region  and does not enjoy deep hinterland  like the other three high container handling ports of the country like JNPT, Chennai and Visakhapatnam..


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