CHENNAI: Chennai Port handled a single large piece of cargo a reactor for the state owned Chennai Petroleum Corporation with ease on December 28 according to an official release.
The coastal cargo consignment DHDS Reacoir (diesel hydro electric sulphuriser) weighing 673 metric tonnes in a single package length of 37.52 meters, 8.30 meters width and 7.30 meters height was handled from the vessel mv Fairlane berthed at West quay.
The consignment was skillfully offloaded from the vessel and delivered on wheel by deploying direct hook.
The port's expertise in handling such a huge cargo has instilled great confidence in the trade according to a port press release.
The Port handled two such huge cargos for Chennai Petroleum Corporation two years ago. The reactor will be used to reduce sulphur content from diesel produced by the refinery. The reduction process will make the diesel produced by the refinery to match the stringent BS four standards which will come into force from this year.
Chairman of Chennai Port Mr. P Raveendran lauded the efforts of Port workers, the CPCL management and vessel agent GAC shipping Ltd and the stevedores PSTS logistics Pvt Ltd and customs house agent Allcargo Logistics for the handling of the project cargo.