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Visakhapatnam Port Authority sets unprecedented records in May 2024

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VISAKHAPATNAM : The Visakhapatnam Port Authority (VPA) proudly announces its record-breaking performance in May 2024, with the collaborative working with all the trading partners marking a historic achievement in its 90-year history.

Key Milestones Achieved:
• Highest Cargo Handling Volume: VPA handled 85,81,927 Metric Tonnes of cargo across 221 vessels, surpassing the previous record of 76,22,732 Metric Tonnes from 201 vessels in March 2024.
• Coal & Coke in Bulk: Discharged 22,35,891 Metric Tonnes from 48 vessels, breaking the July 2022 record of 21,39,771 Metric Tonnes.
• Crude Oil: Handled 14,27,223 Metric Tonnes from 13 crude tankers, surpassing March 2024’s record of 14,24,787 Metric Tonnes.
• Container TEUs: Achieved a throughput of 70,539 TEUs from 53 vessels, exceeding the August 2023 record of 67,636 TEUs.
• Bauxite in Bulk: Discharged 5,04,815 Metric Tonnes from 3 vessels, beating the March 2024 record of 2,64,630 Metric Tonnes.
• Manganese Ore in Bulk: Handled 4,37,270 Metric Tonnes from 17 vessels, surpassing the July 2023 record of 3,66,752 Metric Tonnes.
• Limestone: Discharged 3,08,213 Metric Tonnes from 5 vessels, breaking the May 2022 record of 2,13,170 Metric Tonnes.
• Interchange of Trains:Highest ever, handling 1,405 rakes, surpassing January 2024’s 1,300 rakes.

Dr. Madhaiyaan Angamuthu, IAS, Chairperson of VPA, expressed pride in the team’s efforts. “These accomplishments reflect our commitment to excellence and operational efficiency. We aim to continue setting new benchmarks in the maritime industry.”

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