Bhubaneswar: Paradip Port has added yet another feather to its cap by successfully completing movement of 27 vessels within 20 Hrs. i.e. from the period of 6.00 AM on 13th October 2018 to 2.00 AM on 14th October 2018. In the first shift – 12 no. of vessels, in the 2nd shift – 11 No. vessels, in the third shift – 4 no. of vessels were handled by the Marine Deptt. of PPT. Above includes 16 berthing, 1 Single Point Mooring, 3 Outward movement of Vessels, 1 shifting from one berth to another berth and 6 smaller vessel movements. 16 berthing movements is a rare feat as most of the berths were vacant due to the passing of Cyclone Titli and cargo operation / shipping movements were stopped for the previous two days. The stoppage of Port operations for the above two days was recovered in a single day. Despite having no control over the impending natural calamities from time to time, the way PPT recovered shows the vibrant mindset of its employees to convert challenges as opportunities. It also resulted in highest single day cargo handling of 6,39,000 MT surpassing previous record of 5,34,000 MT achieved on 25th September 2018.
This record achievement could be possible due to responsive Marine Pilots & Staff of PPT, Able guidance of Dy. Conservator, PPT, concerned stevedores and the co-operation extended by the Traffic Deptt. Previous record stood at 24 vessels handled by PPT in a period of 24 Hrs on 3rd December, 2017.
Paradip Port is now gearing up to enhance the Cargo throughput as it is vying for the coveted top position in the Country with a slew of other infrastructure and modernisation facilities of the Port.