This is the highest number of TEUs handled in a day of three shifts from a vessel at the Port so far. According to a press release, the vessel under the agency of M/s Bengal Tiger lines (BTL) called at the Port on Friday and started operation inspite of the heavy monsoon and handled 394 TEUs of import containers and 248 TEUs of export containers. M/s HML Agencies Pvt Ltd are the stevedores and C&F agents.
NMPT Chairman Tamilvanan has stated that the container traffic at the port is steadily increasing owing to the excellent infrastructure created at the port.
He said the port could achieve 14,276 TEUs of container traffic during the current financial year which was 40 per cent more than last year, the release added.