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Kolkata port handles its largest ever ship at Sagar

Kolkata largest cape size vessel with highest parcel load arrived at Sagar Anchorage in SMP Kolkata

  1. The Kolkata port has achieved a historical milestone, with the handling of its biggest ship ever with heaviest load at the Sagar anchorage.

The feat was achieved when M V Mineral Yangfan which has a length of 299.92 metres and a width of 50 metres arrived at Sagar Anchorage on September 1.

The vessel discharged 70,300 metric tonnes of coking coal by floating cranes for steel giant SAIL.

The load port of the vessel was New Port, USA and the last port of call is Dhamra. Railway Division of Haldia is working in tandem with Marine Division for quick evacuation of cargo from the port and this is making Haldia Dock Complex, the most preferred port of call which is 80 Miles away from Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port (SMP), Kolkata.

Vinit Kumar, Chairman, SMP, Kolkata stated that the arrival of ‘M V Mineral Yangfan’ is significant, not only for being the 1st Cape vessel at Sagar, but also for carrying 70,300 MT of cargo which otherwise would have been carried in two or three separate vessels.

After a long persuasion from the management of SMP Kolkata, SAIL has agreed to bring two Cape size vessels per month and has a plan to mobilize cargo throughput of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum at anchorages, he added.