Paradip:28/5/19: The vessels handled by the major port from 7.30 AM on 27th May till 7.30 AM this morning included 10 incoming vessels, 9 outgoing vessels, 3 shifting of vessels and 8 shipping support vessels.
The shipping movement is this nature in 24 hour period was not earlier registered. It is contributing to enhance the cargo throughout of the Port. At present, 39 vessels are still berthed at the anchorage to enter the harbour.
This record achievement could be possible due to responsive Harbour Master, Marine Pilots & Staff of PPT, able guidance of Capt. Atulya Kumar Mohapatra, Deputy Conservator, PPT, shipping agents, exporters & importers and the co-operation extended by the Traffic Department. Previous record stood at 27 vessels handled by PPT in a period of 24 Hrs on 15th October 2018.
Paradip Port is now gearing up to enhance the Cargo throughput as it is vying for the coveted top position in the Country with a slew of other infrastructure and modernization facilities of the Port. Last fiscal, it clocked 109.27 MMT Cargo handling mark and secured 2nd position among the Major Ports of India. This fiscal, it is aiming for 120 MMT Cargo handling mark.