Dhamra: Dhamra Port on Wednesday achieved a record discharge of 98,119 MT of non coking coal in 24 hours from the vessel MV Alfa Friendship. This is an all India record which was achieved by the port authority with the use of two highly mechanised ship un-loaders.
The vessel MV Alfa Friendship from South Africa commenced her discharge at 15:45 hours on 27.03.2012 carrying a parcel of 148,103 MT of South African coal belonging to Visa Resources India Limited, Maithan Ispat Limited and Kyori Oremin Limited. In addition to achieving high discharge rates from vessels, Dhamra Port has also been dispatching 8-9 rakes per day.
These achievements are testament to the port’s commitment towards continuous improvement in its operational efficiencies resulting in higher customer satisfaction.
DPCL CEO Santosh Kumar Mohapatra congratulated his entire team for this great achievement.
The Dhamra Port is a 50:50 Joint Venture of L&T and Tata Steel. The port commenced commercial operation in May 6, 2011. So far more than 82 ships have berthed at Dhamra Port which includes over 12 capesize vessels.