PICT registers record productivity in Steel Handling on ‘MV Dong Minh’ at Paradip

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(Image Courtesy: JM Baxi Group)

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has nominated M. V. Dong Minh at Paradip International Cargo Terminal (PICT) Berth No.1 for export loading of Steel slabs of 16,126.85 MT for Thailand on February 4.

PICT accorded the highest priority and did extensive planning before the vessel berthed for suitable storage, feeding, and loading on the ship with utmost safety. After comprehensive planning, the vessel was berthed on arrival to avoid any delay costs to the shipper.

During the operation, PICT achieved the record loading rate of 12,184 MT in 24 hours, surpassing the previous record of 10,936 MT of similar cargo on 14th Sept ’20 in M.V. Greenwich.

Paradip International Cargo Terminal Pvt Ltd (PICT) is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up by United Liner Agencies India Pvt Ltd which is a part of J M Baxi Group for construction/development of a multipurpose berth through public private partnership (PPP) mode on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis in order to cater to the container traffic and clean cargo at Paradip port.

“SAIL said it was pleased with the operational excellence of PICT and reiterated its commitment to increase volume from Paradip for all its premium products,” a PICT executive said.

Sea News, February 12

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Associate Editor, Sea News