Port handles record quantity of container cargo
Sunday, 03 June 2012 | 00:00
The New Mangalore Port handled a record quantity of 1,710 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in container
vessel MV Tiger Mango which called at the port on May 28. This is the highest number of containers ever handled at the port from a single voyage surpassing earlier record of 1,512 TEUs handled on September 9, 2011 from the vessel MV Tampabay.
Out of the total 1,710 TEUs, 995 were imports and 715 were exports. Major importee items were raw cashew. The exported items consists of coffee, cashew kernels, fish and fish products, and candles. M/s Bengal Tiger Lines are the feeder line operators and M/s Delta Infralogistcs Pvt Ltd are the agents of the vessel.
Chairman P Tamilvanan stated that the port was witnessing a steady growth in container traffic thanks to pro-active marketing efforts made by the port management coupled with infrastructure addition created during the past few years.
This has yielded positive results in fostering the container movement to the port from the hinterland which is evident from the fact that from 9,646 TEUs handled in 2005-06, it has grown to 45,009 TEUs in 2011-12. In 2012-13 as on date, the port has handled 7818 TEUs as against 7,281 TEUs handled during the corresponding period of previous year.
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