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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

V.O. Chidambaranar Port receives two Annual Performance Awards


V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, received two awards, one for achieving second highest growth in traffic for the year 2015-16 and another for attaining second position in RFD target achievement for the year 2015-16 among the 12 Major Ports. Shri S. Anantha Chandra Bose, Chairman and Shri S. Natarajan, Deputy Chairman of V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust received the awards from Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble
Union Minister for Shipping on 04.06.2016 at Goa. This is the first time that the Ministry Shipping has conferred various annual achievement awards for Major Ports. It is pertinent to note that V.O.Chidambaranar Port handled an all time record Cargo Traffic of 36.85 Million Tonnes during the financial year 2015-16 and surpassed the previous year’s achievement of 32.41 Million Tonnes, registering an increase of 13.70%. The Port also crossed the Ministry’s target of 36.80 Million Tonnes by handling 36.85 Million Tonnes for the year 2015-16. The Port has also performed exemplarily in achieving the various parameters of the Results Framework Document Targets (RFD) to enhance traffic throughput, to augment capacity of the Port, to provide efficient, prompt, safe and timely seaport service at optimum cost, improvement of financial parameters and administrative reforms.

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