Paradip Terminal delivers record April throughput

Paradip Terminal

Essar Ports Paradip Terminal, India has recorded 0.8 MMT (882,000 tons) of cargo handling in April 22 posting a growth of approximately 40 per cent on annual basis. 

The terminal has also posted volumes for the 2021-22 financial year, registering a cargo of approximately 6.8 MMT (7.5 million tons) – making it the highest annual cargo handled since its commissioning.

Another record-breaking figure was delivered in April in tonnes handled in a day, with a rate of 70,000 tonnes (77,160 tons) and an average berth Turnaround Time (TAT) score of 1.23 days per vessel.

The average throughput in FY 2021-22 stood at 49,500 tonnes/day (54,563 tons). The terminal has handled around 33 MMT (36 million tons) of cargo and catered to 556 vessels since its commissioning.

“Our all-round performance is a result of our innovative approach, developing state of the art solutions and investment in future-ready technology,” said Rajiv Agarwal, Operating Partner (Infrastructure), Essar and Managing Director at Essar Ports.

On the technology front, Essar Ports has further released that its Paradip Terminal is fully equipped with eco-friendly infrastructures to fight carbon emissions.

The Paradip terminal is located in the Bay of Bengal in close proximity to trade lanes with China, Japan, Myanmar, and the rest of the southeast-Asian region. The terminal also serves the coastal movement for the steel industry within India.

Find out the best ports in India in PTI’s list of ‘Top 5 Ports in India 2021’.

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