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Last updated: 20 Mar, 2017  

Exports.9.Thmb.jpg V.O Chidambaranar Port handles record cargo traffic

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SME Times News Bureau | 20 Mar, 2017
V.O. Chidambaranar Port, formerly called Tuticorin Port in Tamil Nadu, and one of the 12 major ports in the country, has handled record cargo traffic of 36.91 million tonnes so far this fiscal, registering a growth of 4.77 per cent over the same period last year, an official said on Sunday.

"The port has handled a record traffic of 36.91 million tonnes till March 17, 2017, with an impressive cargo growth at 4.77 percent as compared with the same period of last financial year," a Shipping Ministry statement said in New Delhi.

"The cargo that contributed to this record performance includes, coal to NTPL (64.11 percent), wheat (433.61 percent), lime stone(8.37 percent), phosphoric acid (106.42 percent), fertilisers (16 percent), fertiliser raw materials (7.18 percent), construction materials (28.75 percent), and containerised cargo (5 percent)," it said.

The port has also made an achievement in container traffic by handling 6,13,617 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) up to March 17 and crossed the previous financial year's record of 6,11,714 TEUs, it added.
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