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Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Handles First Direct Call from West Africa

Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal once again splendidly accommodated MV. MSC VIDHI with LOA 277m arrived from Tema / Ghana. The assiduous efforts of MSC and DBGT to attract direct call to Tuticorin Port during the West Africa cashew season has come to fruition by accommodating MV. MSC VIDHI and this would be considered as a boon for Raw cashew importers by which their transhipment cost can be hoarded.

As usual, MSC takes the lead in deploying as much ADHOC calls at DBGT to fulfil the customer needs. Incidentally, this was the second call for MSC VIDHI at DBGT as she made her earlier call on 20th March 2022 during last cashew season.

Notably, Tuticorin Port and DBGT always try to promote Raw Cashew imports as it is one of the Major import cargos for Tuticorin Trade fraternity. The prevailing VRC incentive scheme offered by VOCPA is one of the major motivation factors for the players like MSC, initiating such ADHOC calls.

To commemorate the occasion, a low-key ceremony was organized by DBGT onboard the vessel, during which the Master of the vessel was presented with a Memento. The Terminal Management thanked MSC for their valuable and aggressive support for the Raw Cashew Trade by deploying bigger vessels directly from the Port of Origin.

MV. MSC VIDHI is having capacity of 5770 TEU’s, arrived directly from Tema / Ghana, with total throughput of 615 Crane Moves at Tuticorin and bound to Abu Dhabhi (UAE) as next port.

DBGT Management thanked the efforts of VOC Port Authority, MSC Agency (India) Pvt. Ltd., and DBGT Team on this remarkable achievement.

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