MUMBAI: Paradip Port has achieved a record discharge of 62,730 MT of coking coal for a conventional berth in a time-frame of 24 hours overcoming its previous high of 55,337, MT.
Located at 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north of Visakhapatnam on the East Coast of India in the Odisha State on the shore of Bay of Bengal, the port had berthed mv Pacific Energy at CQ1 carrying 87,551 MT coking coal for Jindal Power and Steel Ltd on January 5 at 1536 hours after the vessel arrived on January 4.
According to industry sources close to the development, “If these sort of discharge rates are maintained, Paradip Port can consolidate its position as the Number 2 Major Port in the Country and can attract more cargo. This in turn will create more jobs for people in Odisha State and an overall development of the State.”
Paradip Port has been consistently maintaining its record in cargo throughput year after year to retain the 2nd position among Major Ports after Kolkata Port.