V.O. Chidambaranar Port’s Container Terminal Operator, M/s. PSA SICAL
Container Terminal, created a new record by handling 4413 TEUs of containers,
the highest volume from a single vessel on January 10th, bettering the previous
record of 3979 TEUs of containers handled from a single vessel two years ago,
according to a Port Release.
The vessel M.V. SSL Brahmaputra with Length overall (LOA) of 260.05 metres
was berthed at Port’s PSA SICAL Container Terminal on January 08th. After
handling 4413 TEUs of containers at a gross crane moves per hour per crane of
25 moves / hour, the vessel sailed from the Port on January 10th. The vessel
agent for the above vessel is M/s. Transworld Shipping Agencies Private Ltd.,
The vessel’s service rotation is
Tuticorin – Kandla -Pipavav – Cochin – Tuticorin.
This achievement is
set in the COVID-19 situation
This achievement is set in the context of a market that has been
significantly impacted by the COVID-19 situation, with container volumes
through VOC Port decreasing almost 11 per cent during the end of the third quarter of this financial year, 2021.
The shortage of
empty containers alsohas started to ease out
the port T.K. Ramachandran, in hismessage stated that “ the Industry being skeptical on the global
merchandise trade due toCOVID pandemic, the volumes handled at the Port are slowly recovering and
have started to show positive
signs since October, 2020.
Moreover, the shortage of empty containers alsohas started to ease out and the influx of Exports
& Imports through VOC Port is expected tosurge in the coming months”.