The year 2021 has
been remarkable for Visakha Container Terminal (VCT) with the terminal handling
0.5 million TEUs annually. The highest throughput handled in a month was 48,199
TEUs, complemented with record reefer volumes. The terminal witnessed positive
growth rate over the previous year, which would not have been possible without
the support of its patrons, it emphasised in its latest monthly newsletter.
Rail-bound traffic at VCT was at an all-time high in 2021
at VCT was at an all-time high in 2021, with the highest rakes handled in a
month being about 75. Add-on VCT laden
exports increased by 6% comparative to the previous financial year despite the
container shortage which was a major challenge.
performance has been consistent at the terminal, with improved vessel
turnaround time at an average of 21 hours per vessel. Truck turnaround time
dropped below 40 minutes, thus reflecting greater efficiency in performance.
Ship and crane productivity showcased growth too. The highest parcel size
handled was on the vessel m.v. MSC Aldi III: 3,921 TEUs under CVK service in
VCT is poised to become a 1.3 million TEUs capacity terminal in 2022
With the trade
slowly returning to normal, the laden volumes are increasing and thus parcel
size is moving up too. To handle the envisaged container traffic, VCT is moving
at a greater pace to complete its expansion project. The extended terminal will
be ready soon with additional capacities. VCT is poised to become a 1.3 million
TEUs capacity terminal in 2022, with the longest quay of 845 m on the East
Coast of India, it highlighted.