On 16.09.2019, V.O.Chidambaranar Port had
berthed a vessel with highest capacity of 95,692 DWT carrying a Parcel Size of
89,777 Tonnes at Berth No.IX.
The Panama flagged vessel ‘MV NBA VERMEER’
with Length of 234.98 metres, Beam of 38 metres and draft of 14.16 metres
arrived from the Port of Baltimore, United States of America with 89,777 Tonnes
of Coal consigned to India Cements Limited.
highest parcel size, 85,224 tonnes of limestones
Previously, the highest parcel size vessel MV
KMAX Emperor' with 85,224 tonnes of Limestones was handled at the Port on
The vessel berthed at Berth No.IX
commenced its discharge using three Harbour Mobile cranes capable of
discharging 50,000 Tonnes per day. The entire consignment is expected to be
completed by 22.00 Hrs on 18.09.2019.
The Shipping Agents for the vessel is
M/S. Ben Line Agencies (India) Pvt Ltd, Tuticorin and Stevedore Agent is M/S.
Chettinad Logistics Pvt Ltd, Tuticorin.
Up to August 2019, port handled 5.26 million tonnes of coal
During this financial year upto August
2019, the port has handled 5.26 Million Tonnes of coal as against 5.21 Million
Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.
Chairman VOC port thanks all for the achievement for their hard work
“With the regular arrivals of vessels over 14 metre draft,
V.O.Chidambaranar Port is into the next league in international shipping along
the East Coast of India. On this occasion of achieving this significant
milestone, I would like to recognize the hard work and commitment of Ship
Agents, Stevedores, Harbour Mobile Crane Operators, Officers and Staff of V.O.
Chidambaranar Port.” said Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar