Main Line container vessel calls at M'lore port

The vessel started its operation of unloading 153 boxes of raw cashew for distribution among various cashew processing units situated in and around Mangalore and sailed out on Monday morning.

The entire operation took only one shift (8 hrs) instead of 2 shifts(16 hrs) due to the efficiency of the cargo handling workers. The advantage of Main Line vessel directly calling at the Port is the lesser transit time and lesser handling cost. It will take only nine days between Mangalore and East Africa whereas vessels via Colombo will take 21 days, the release added.

NMPT Chairman P Tamilvanan said Main Line vessels directly calling at the Port has resulted in upward  growth of container traffic. A record quantity of 26,634 TEUs of container traffic has been handled during the current year 2010 (as on date) as against 19,724 TEUs handled during the corresponding period of last year, registering a growth rate of 35 per cent.

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