Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ennore Port surpasses earlier cargo handling record


Ennore Port, country’s only corporate Major Port located in Tamil Nadu, has surpassed the previous year half-yearly handling of cargo by 12.68 Million Tonnes (MT) as against eight Million Tonnes, handled during the same period last year (2012-13).

According to official sources, for the first half in 2013-13 (April to September), Ennore Port had handled a total traffic of 12.68 Million Tonnes.

Besides, Ennore Port has also achieved the fastest growth rate among all Major Ports over the past years with an impressive 59 per cent increase in cargo handling for the period.

While the port had handled about 10.6 MT of coal in the first six months of 2013-14, the figure was at 6.74 MT during the corresponding period last financial year.

Likewise, handling of cars has also increased considerably in the financial year, owing to vigorous marketing to use the facilities at Ennore Port among the car-exporting companies by the port’s management team.

While it was only 65, 244 car units handled in the first half of the last financial year, the number has swelled this time to a whopping 89, 759 car units.

Further, the port has also made considerable improvement in handling petroleum products, different chemicals and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

It may be noted here that the port has recently got Indian Railways in-principle approval for the Rs. 170-crore 26-km-long rail link on a single track connecting it with the Chennai-Gudur mainline.

According to sources, once the rail-line is completed, it would help the port to ferry more cargo on both the direction in a hassle-free manner.

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