PARADIP: Paradip Port Trust clocked all time monthly volume record in terms of Cargo Handling as it handled 10.18 MMT cargo in January 2018 thus by achieving its highest ever monthly total.
Addressing the gathering of the Port Users and stake holders along with other Government officials, Mr Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT, described it to be a historic day for the Port.
He credited the all-round efforts of the officials and employees of Traffic Deptt., Marine Deptt., MCHP Division and IOHP Division for this tremendous performance. The PPT Chairman expressed that, the way Port is increasing its cargo handling, it seems that, PPT will cross the coveted mark of 100 MMT cargo handling in the current fiscal.
The previous record for total monthly cargo handling was reached only a month ago in December of 2017, when 9.5 MMT cargo was handled.
The MCHP has handled the highest no. of rakes i.e. 570 in the month of January, 2018, whereas the IOHP handled 116 rakes. The Marine Deptt. successfully conducted a record no. of 467 shipping movements during the same period.