PARADIP: With a record cargo handling of 100.12 MT till date, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has joined an “Exclusive Club of Ports”, which have handled 100 MT or more cargo in a fiscal.
Giving credit to the all the stakeholders and especially, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Shipping, Chairman, PPT Shri Rinkesh Roy said, “The growth saga is a part of conscious strategy under the Sagarmala Programme of Ministry of Shipping. The Port has clocked remarkable 50% growth within last 5 years, as the cargo through put stood at 68 MT in FY 2013-14.”
Shri Roy called upon all the stakeholders to wholeheartedly contribute for realizing the mission of No. 1 Port in India in terms of cargo handling in the FY 2018-19.
Paradip Port Trust achieved all time traffic throughput of 100 million tones during the year 2017-18 (up to 25.03.201, as against the previous year’s traffic of 88.95 million tonnes exhibiting a growth of 15%.
During the year, the port performance parameter viz. Berth-day out-put improved to 24814 MT with 4.58% growth and the Berth Occupancy is 72% as against 67% of the previous year and handled13.55% more cargo to lead the port at par with international standard.
On behalf of Paradip Port Trust, Chairman expresses his gratitude to Hon’ble Trustees, Port Users, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, Govt. of Odisha, Indian Railways, particularly East Coast Railway, District Administration, Paradip Municipality, Trade Unions, all the employees and all other stakeholders who are connected directly or indirectly for their valuable contribution for all round development of the Port.