Surpasses MoS’ target of 32 mt three days before year-end
Cargo handling by the V. O. Chidambaranar Port rose smartly by 13.17 per cent to an all-time high of 32.41 million tonnes (mt) in 2014-15 as against 28.64 mt in the previous year, said a release issued by the Port.
The Ministry of Shipping had set a target of 32 mt for 2014-15, which it managed to surpass on March 28, three days ahead of the fiscal ending March 31, 2015, by handling 32.03 mt.
The Port’s container throughput increased by 10.24 per cent to 5,59,727 TEUs in 2014-15 as compared to the previous year’s 5,07,735 TEUs. This was 2.16 per cent more than the 5,47,890 TEUs target set by the Ministry.
Imports through the Port stood at 23.99 mt, 14.35 per cent higher than the previous year’s 20.99 mt, while exports were up by 9.78 per cent to 8.42 mt, from 7.67 mt in the previous year.
Among individual commodities, the steepest rise was seen in thermal coal which went up by 29.64 per cent to 8.61 mt, while industrial coal handling stood second with a 20.32 per cent rise to 11.03 mt.
Mr Ananth Chandra Bose, Chairman of V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, thanked all the stakeholders, including the Trustees, Port users, vessel operators, container terminal operators, officers, employees and the dedicated workforce of the Port for their contribution towards this performance. He stressed that he looked forward to continued support in future
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