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VO Chidambaranar Port registers record 30.93% growth in August 2019

Monday, 09 September 2019 | 00:00

VO Chidambaranar Port handled 34.29 lakh tonnes of cargo during August 2019, a record 30.93 percent growth, compared to the same period in 2018.

So far, from April to August 2019, the Port has handled 15.15 million tonnes, accounting a growth of 7.29 percent compared to the corresponding period last year. This progress has placed VO Chidambaranar Port at the third position in terms of growth among the major ports of India.

The Port handled 3,53,306 TEUs of containers with a growth of 13.16 percent compared to the same period in 2018.

In terms of container handling, Dakshin Bharat Gateway Container Terminal and PSA SICAL Container Terminal together handled a record monthly volume of 80,474 TEUs during August 2019 and registered an impressive growth of 27.20 percent when compared to the corresponding period last year. Dakshin Bharat Gateway Container Terminals handled its highest ever monthly container volume of 64,569 TEUs of containers in August 2019, surpassing 57,180 TEUs handled during July 2019.

TK Ramachandran, IAS, chairman, VO Chidambaranar Port Trust congratulated the stakeholders on the noteworthy performance saying, “Our record-breaking operational performance is gratifying, and it reflects the results of our relentless commitment towards accommodating growing requirements from our customers. The record container volume handled and active terminal utilisation has mandated the Port to transform VOC Port as a transhipment hub of Indian East Coast in phases.”
Source: Indian Transport & Logistics News

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