Paradip Port achieves two coal loading records

May 7, 2015 11:38 am Published by

The Mechanised Coal Handling Plant (MCHP) of Paradip Port has achieved two records in thermal coal loading on May 3, 2015, onto the vessels MV JS POTOMAC and MV E R BILBAO.


A record quantity of 41,000 tonnes of thermal coal was loaded in a shift of 8 hours, surpassing the previous record of 40,751 tonnes loaded way back on October 21, 2006. Also, a record quantity of 1,07,268 tonnes of thermal coal was loaded on the same day, surpassing the previous record of 1,00,127 tonnes on January 31, 2015.


In the process, the plant achieved a loading rate of 3,170 tonnes per hour (tph) against the rate of 3,000 tph asked for by the vessels, the release highlighted.


Mr M. T. Krishna Babu, IAS, Chairman of PPT, and Mr N. Vaiyapuri, Deputy Chairman, expressed their happiness on the achievement and congratulated the officers, employees and workers of the Port as well as the stakeholders, the release pointed out.

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