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Gangavaram Port achieves record in cargo handling

Gangavaram Port the deepest and the most modern port in the country has achieved multiple records in various cargo commodities. Gangavaram Port Ltd (GPL) is situated on the east coast of India at a strategic location near Vishakhapatnam City in Andhra Pradesh. It is the deepest all-weather port in India with round-the-clock operations. The Port is having state of the art infrastructures facilities to manage various imports and export cargos having deep depth multi-purpose cargo berths to receive Cap Size, Panamax Size, and Supramax vessels. Port is having vast storage facilities including covered warehouses to manage various cargos and state-of-the-art material handling systems. GPL is consistently performing well and creating newer records for handling the various cargos.

Highest Ever Sugar Loading: The Port achieved their maiden record in Sugar cargo loading at Gangavaram Port Ltd (GPL). The port performed excellent by loading 16,020 MTs from the vessel MV Jenny M which berthed at port on 21.02.2022.

Highest ever achieved Steel Loading at GPL: Gangavaram Port Ltd (GPL) performed extremely well by loading 10,854 MT of Steel Blooms A/c RINL by using the vessel cranes on a 24-hour basis. This has surpassed the earlier record of 9,078 MT on a 24-hour basis on November-2021. This has created a National Record by any port in India. Highest Ever Loading of Iron Ore Fines: The port has achieved the highest loading of Iron Ore Fines 53,261 MT in 24 hrs to MV Crimson Knight A/c KIOCL in February 2022 which has surpassed the earlier record of 52,677 MT of the vessel MV African Spoonbill.

Highest Ever Steam Coal Discharging: The port discharged 70,000 MT of Steam coal within 24 hrs from the vessel MV. Manasota A/c. AEL in January 2022 has surpassed the earlier record of 65,059 MT from the vessel MV. Star Marilena A/c. AEL. The port deployed 2 Ultra-Modern Ship Unloader Cranes.

Highest Ever PCI coal Discharging: The port discharged 43,700 MT of PCI coal within 24 hrs by using Harbour Mobile Cranes from the vessel MV. Atmosphere A/c. JSPL in January 2022 has surpassed the earlier record of 22,333 MT of PCI coal from the vessel MV. Aqua Fortune.

Highest Ever Average Discharge Rate of BAUXITE: The port has achieved the highest average discharge rate of 74,510 MTPD of Bauxite from the vessel MV. Championship A/c Vedanta in January 2022which has surpassed their earlier record of 65,692 MT from MV Berge Apo.

Highest Ever Average Load Rate of Aluminum Ingots: Gangavaram Port Ltd has achieved the highest average load rate of 3,559 MTPD of Aluminum Ingots for the vessel MV Ariston Bulker A/c Vedanta by using the Vessel Cranes in January 2022. This has surpassed ports earlier record of 3,416 MT for MV Eagle Trader.

RINL Vizag Steel has expressed its gratitude for this National Record and has appreciated the port management, staff, workers, and Stevedore M/s Integral Trading Ltd who helped in achieving this marvellous feat.

“We are incredibly proud of our team’s accomplishments. Our cargo management efficiency is demonstrated by our record of Sugar cargo loading and discharge of numerous commodities. We at Gangavaram Port always strive to provide the best service to our customers. GPL provides significant cost savings to Indian importers through reduced ocean freight, highly efficient Operations, advanced material handling and evacuation systems, vast storage areas for all types of cargo, extensive ancillary facilities, and faster turnaround time and delivery.” APSEZ Spokesperson.

Gangavaram Port, with its deep draft berths and efficient operations, has become the gateway port for a hinterland, spread over Eastern, Western, Southern, and Central India. The port has the ability to handle larger vessels efficiently & has resulted in substantial savings to the Port users and the trade.
Source: Gangavaram Port

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