Main line vessel calls at NMPT

According to a press release, this is the first main line vessel which calls at the Port during the current financial year 2011-12. The  vessel completed  its operation of unloading 327 boxes of  raw cashew for distribution among various cashew processing units situated in and around Mangalore and 23 TEUs of teak wood  and sailed out. The vessel also loaded seven export containers stuffed with cashew kernels and jute bags. The advantage of main line vessel directly calling at the Port is the lesser transit time and lesser handling cost.  It will take only 9  days between Mangalore and East Africa whereas vessels via Colombo will take 21 days. “Main line vessels directly calling at the Port has resulted in upward  growth of container traffic,”  said NMPT Chairman P Tamilvanan.

While requesting all the users to make use of the advantage of lesser transit time and lesser handling cost,  he  has said that a record quantity of 40,158 TEUs of container traffic handled during 2010-11  as against 31,456 TEUs handled during the corresponding period of previous year registering a growth rate of 27.66 per cent.  M/s Kin-ship Services India Pvt. Ltd, Mangalore are vessel agents. The next main line vessel is expected by first week of May.

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