Visakhapatnam Port Authority Breaks Previous Single-Day Cargo Handling Records
Breaking all previous records, Visakhapatnam Port Authority (VPA) has once again created a record by handling the highest cargo volume in a single day at 3,76,460 Metric Tons (MT) on Thursday, May 20, 2022.
This one-day record was achieved with cargo handled in the Inner Harbour, Outer Harbor and Single Point Mooring (SPM), across a total of 22 vessels. Visakhapatnam Port Authority handled record cargo twice in a month and four times in the past two years.
According to VPA officials, this is the highest tonnage ever handled by the port since its inception. Earlier, in April this year, Visakhapatnam Port recorded the highest single-day cargo volume at the time at 3,73,544 MT via 24 vessels. In 2019, the port recorded a record 3,47,722 MT through 19 vessels and 3,70,029 MT through 21 vessels in 2021.
Appreciating this new feat achieved by the port traffic department, VPA Chairman K. Rama Mohan Rao advised the staff of the department to focus more on the continuous growth of the port and strive harder to achieve larger volumes of cargo handling.
Giving special appreciation to Traffic Manager B Ratna Sekhar Rao, the President praised the efforts of the entire team during a meeting held on Friday. Vice President Durgesh Kumar Dubey, Secretary T. Venu Gopal and other department heads attended the meeting.