state owned V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin situated near the land’s end has
achieved yet another milestone by handling the vessel ‘M.V. Venus History’ with
38 metres across the Beam. The Port’s entrance channel has become so wide that
it could accommodate the vessel with such huge breadth. Normal vessels have
thirty meters across the beam (breadth of the vessel)
vessel ‘M.V. Venus History’ with Length Over All (LOA) of 235m, Dead weight
Tonnage (DWT) of 95,692 MT, Net Registered Tonnage (NRT) of 50,647 MT and 38
metres across the Beam called on the
port on April 25.
The vessel has commenced its
journey from the Port of Saldanha Bay, South Africa en route Mormugoa Port arrived at V.O. Chidambaranar Port. The
vessel was berthed immediately. It
discharged 45,000 Tonnes of iron ore lumps using the three harbor Mobile Cranes.charge
operations started within an hour of the ship berthing at the port.. After
completing the discharge within a day the vessel sailed out of the port on
The arrival of iron ore
consignment for M/s. Sree Rengaraj Ispat Industries Pvt. Ltd., Perundurai is a
new cargo for the Port. It is expected that the Consignor would handle around
two lakh tons per Annum initially. The Ship Agents for the vessel ‘M.V. Venus
History’ are M/s. Admiral Shipping Limited, Tuticorin and the Stevedores are
M/s. SICAL Logistics Tuticorin. With the handling of larger ship at Tuticorin
port, India Cements have proposed to shift Cement slag handling from
Visakhapatnam to VOC Port Tuticicorin. The port is expected to secure
additional cargo to tune of four lakh
Tonnes per annum on this account..
“With the arrival of the first vessel over 38 metres Across the Beam, V.O.Chidambaranar
Port is taking part in the next stage in international shipping along the East
Coast of India. I would like to recognize the hard work of Ship Agents,
Stevedores, Harbour Mobile Crane Operators, Officers and Staff of V.O.
Chidambaranar Port and especially the Deputy Conservator and his team of Pilots
for effectively handling the vessel of this size.” Said Chairman of the Port I.