Paradip, May 28 (LocalWire): Paradip Port has successfully handled 30 vessels within a record 24 hours, adding yet another feather to its cap, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
In a period of 24 hours till 7.30 am on Tuesday, it handled 10 incoming vessels, nine outgoing vessels, three shifting of vessels and eight shipping support vessels.
The quick movement of ships has enormously enhanced cargo handling capacity. At present, 39 vessels are still in the queue waiting at the anchorage to enter the harbor, the company said.
This achievement was possible only due to the efficient harbor master, pilots and PPT staff under the abled guidance of the captain.
Atulya Kumar Mohapatra, Deputy Conservator, PPT, said the previous record of handling 27 vessels was achieved on October 15, 2018.
Paradip Port plans to enhance its cargo handling capacity with a slew of infrastructure upgradation projects.
In the last fiscal, it handled 109.27 MMT of cargo, securing the second position among the major ports in India. This fiscal, it is aiming for 120 MMT cargo handling mark.