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VOC Port handles record cargo traffic of 37 mt

20 March 2017 | New Delhi
 

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V O Chidambaranar Port (VOC) has handled record cargo traffic of 36.91 million tonnes (MT) so far, registering a growth of 4.77% over the same period last fiscal.

Ministry of Shipping said in a statement, "The port has handled a record traffic of 36.91 mt till March 17, 2017, with an impressive cargo growth at 4.77% as compared with the same period of last financial year.”

The cargo that contributed to this record performance includes, coal to NTPL (64.11%), wheat (433.61%), lime stone(8.37%), phosphoric acid (106.42%), fertilisers (16%), fertiliser raw materials (7.18%), construction materials (28.75%), and containerised cargo (5%), it said.

The ministry added the port has also made an achievement in container traffic by handling 6,13,617 Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) up to March 17 and crossed the previous financial years record of 6,11,714 TEU.

   
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