India’s VO Chidambaranar Port Handles Record Traffic of 36.91 Million Tonnes as on March 17

12:58 PM Mar 19, 2017 | Team Udayavani |

Chennai: India’s VO Chidambaranar Port, has crossed the previous financial year’s traffic of 36.85 million tonnes on March 17, 2017, 14 days ahead of the completion of the current financial year.


The port has handled a record traffic of 36.91 million tonnes till March 17, 2017, with an impressive cargo growth at 4.77% as compared with the same period of last financial year. The cargo that contributed to this record performance includes, Coal to NTPL (64.11 %), Wheat (433.61%), Lime Stone (8.37%), Phosphoric Acid (106.42%), Fertilizers (16.07%), Fertilizer Raw Materials (7.18%), Construction Materials (28.75%), and containerized cargo (5.02%).

The port has also created an achievement in container traffic by handling 613,617 TEUs upto March 17, 2017 and crossed the previous financial year’s record traffic of 611,714 TEUs.


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