New M'lore Port Trust breaks its own record

According to a press release, this is the highest number of containers ever handled at the port from a single voyage, surpassing the earlier record of 1,436 TEUs handled on July 3, 2009 from the vessel M V Elbe Trader.

Out of the total 1,512 TEUs, 934 were imports and 578 TEUs were exports. Major items of import are raw cashew and export consists of coffee, cashew kernels, fish and fish products, candles, etc. M/s Atlantic Shipping are the Feeder Line Operators and M/s Delta Infralogistcs Pvt. Ltd.(HML) the agents of the vessel.  

New Mangalore Port Trust Chairman Dr P Tamilvanan has stated that the port is witnessing steady growth in container traffic owing to the pro-active marketing efforts made by the port management coupled with the infrastructure addition created during the past few years like expansion of container yards, container handling equipment like reach stackers, increased number of reefer plug points, concrete roads, simplified documentation system etc. From about 9,646 TEUs handled in 2005-06, it has grown to 40,158 TEUs in 2010-11.

During the current year 2011-12 (as on date) 30,454 TEUs were handled as against 25,709 TEUs handled during the corresponding period of previous year, the release added.  

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