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V. O. Chidambaranar Port creates new record in single-day handling

20 April 2017 | Tuticorin
 

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V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust has created a new record by handling 1,61,935 tonnes of cargo in a single day on April 15, 2017, surpassing the previous single day record of 1,61,108 tonnes achieved on August 10, 2015.

The major cargoes that contributed to this feat were industrial coal, thermal coal, wheat, fertiliser, limestone and containerised cargo. This comes on the heels of the Port achieving an all-time high throughput of 38.46 million tonnes in 2016-17, up 4.38% over the previous fiscal.

S. Anantha Chandra Bose, Chairman of VOC Port, thanked all the stakeholders, officers and employees of the Port for contributing towards this record, and stressed that the Port is continuously striving to attain ever better performance and productivity in order to increase its cargo traffic, said a release.

   
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