PARADIP: In an act of operational efficiency, Dhamra Port, a fully subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), set a National record by discharging huge bulk of cargo in a day. Dhamra Port, widely regarded as one of the deepest ports along the East Coast, discharged 1,13,944mt Non-Coking Coal (SA) by two ship unloaders from MV Cape Natalie within 24 hours on 8th May 2017, according to the port officials.
This is first in India that within 24 hours that any private or Major Port could discharge cargo of such a huge quantity. By establishing this benchmark, the port has surpassed the previous record discharging of 1,01,320mt during the year of 2013-14 by Two Ship Unloaders. MV Cape Natalie of NKK class Bulk carrier vessel of length 288mt and beam of 45mt carried steam coal of more than 1,63,000mt from South Africa for AEL. Dhamra Port already handled 320 vessels in FY 2016-17.
MV Macau Mineral, one of the biggest cargo vessel with a capacity of 2, 07,785 DWT berthed at Dhamra Port on March 26, 2014. It is pertinent to note here that, Dhamra Port had started commercial operation on 6th May 2011. Around six years back on 18th September 2010, berthing of first commercial vessel M.V. Yin Pu, was undertaken.
Many milestones, including accommodating largest bulk cargo parcel vessel called MV Macau Mineralíí to any Indian Ports, have been achieved during this period by Dhamra Port.