TUTICORIN: V O Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, the economic engine of South India, has created an achievement in container traffic by handling 6,43,720 TEUs on 7 March 2018 surpassing the previous financial year record traffic of 6,42,103 TEUs, 24 days ahead during the current financial year.
According to a media statement, the fourth largest Container handling Major Port of the Country has handled 6,52,168 Lakh TEUs of Containers upto 11 March 2018. The Container handing through VOC Port has witnessed at steady growth over the years and has seen a growth of 8.63 % as compared with the same period of last financial year.
PSA SICAL Container Terminal and Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminals, the two Container Terminals in V.O. Chidambaranar Port have a combined capacity of 1.17 Million TEUs.
V.O. Chidambaranar Port offers the fastest transhipment time to Colombo among all Indian Ports. Commodities like Cotton Yarn, Handlooms, Machinery, Sea Food, Paper, Granite, etc., are exported through Containers to Europe, North America and almost all Asian Countries. Cotton, Metal scrap, Waste paper, Cotton fiber, Chemicals, Metal products etc., are imported predominantly from Europe and East Asian Countries. One Inland Container Depot and 14 Container Freight Stations located in the vicinity the Port ensures seamless flow of containers to and from the Port.
Shri I. Jeyakumar, IRTS., Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust while thanking the stakeholders, officers and the employees of the Port who have contributed to achieve this record conveyed that this Port is continuously striving to achieve improvement in performance and productivity in order to attract more volume of traffic through the Port. The Chairman requested all the concerned to continue to improve the performance in future also.