Kandla Port set a new national record recently by discharging 58,487 tonnes of iron ore lumps in just 24 hours from the vessel m.v. Maritime Century. This came about as a result of the Port authorities exploring opportunities in a competitive market by facilitating the calling of large size ships, which has contributed to the Port’s No. 1 standing in cargo volumes, emphasised a release. The Port has attracted consignees, shippers, importers and exporters, shipowners, charterers and brokers in the recent past by handling large size vessels, in the process further gaining in confidence among the trade all over India.
m.v. Maritime Century arrived at 0135 hours on June 17, 2015 with 92,814 tonnes B/L quantity iron ore lumps. It lightered 18,601 tonnes at OTB using the floating crane of Shreeji Stevedores and was berthed in flood tide by the Harbour Master, Mr T. Srinivasan, himself on June 21 evening. The vessel resumed discharging at 1655 hours on the same evening with Port cranes and A. V. Joshi cranes, creating a new discharging record of 58,487 tonnes in a day on June 23, surpassing the previous total of 57,600 tonnes of iron ore on August 6, 2011 from m.v. Unique Dawn by stevedore A. V. Joshi and handling agent Gautam Freight. m. v. Maritime Century sailed on the same day.
The Kandla Port Deputy Chairman, Mr Alok Singh, Deputy Conservator, Capt. H. K. Sibal and Traffic Manager, Mr M. S. Balani, congratulated the charterer JSW International – Singapore, consignee Welspun Steel – Varsameri, stevedore Ota Kandla Pvt. Ltd – Gandhidham, private shore harbour crane operator A.V. Joshi, steamer agent Synergy Seaports, and handling contractor and transporter Maheshwari Handling Agency Pvt. Ltd on this achievement, the release highlighted.
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