Gangavaram Port sets all India record for non-coking coal discharge

The port discharges record of 156339 MT Non-Coking Coal in 24 Hours

April 29 2016,  14.58 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Hyderabad, 29th April, 2016:  Gangavaram Port, the deepest and the most modern port in the country, has created yet another historical milestone record by discharging 1,56,339 metric tons of Non-Coking Coal from the vessel M.V. Cape Asia in 24 hours. This achievement stands out as the fastest discharge rate in the history of any port in India & possibly in the world.

Gangavaram Port sets all India record for non-coking coal discharge

The vessel M.V. Cape Asia carrying 1,59,966 metric tons non-coking coal for Hindalco Industries called at  Gangavaram Port on 27th April , 2016. The entire vessel discharge was completed within just 27 hours.

Mr. Raj Dandu, Managing Director, Gangavaram Port Limited, stated that this record discharge rate yet again reaffirms the superior port infrastructure and operational efficiency at Gangavaram Port.

Gangavaram Port, in the past, has achieved numerous such operational milestones and has today redefined the port operational standards for the bulk cargo handling at Indian Ports. With 9 berths with upto 19.5 m water depths, GPL has handled more than 112 MMT of Cargo till March 2016.

Gangavaram Port sets all India record for non-coking coal discharge

Gangavaram Port has been developed by Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL) a Special Purpose Company incorporated for the purpose of development and operation of the port. The port has been developed as all weather, deepest, most modern and fully mechanized port in India, capable of handling Capesize vessels. The port is one of the few infrastructure projects which have been completed within schedule. With 21 m water depth it is the deepest port in India. The Port commenced operations in April 2009 and offers major tangible benefits to Indian exporters and importers through deep draft berths, advanced material handling and evacuation system, highly efficient operations, vast storage areas for all types of cargo and extensive ancillary facilities. The port and all its related facilities and cargo handling equipments, meet the highest standards in terms of pollution prevention and safety.