Ship Berth Day Output Record at Cochin Port

Cochin Port Trust has set up a new productivity record in cargo handling by unloading the highest quantity of industrial salt (13477 tones) on a single day in its history from ship MV JS Belmar on July 8th, thereby surpassing all previous record according to the press release by Cochin Port Trust. The ship sailed out yesterday at 8:30 am, which was carrying load of 36000 tones of salt for Travancore Cochin Chemicals berthed at the Ernakulum wharf on July 7th at 6 pm.

The ship is owned by Aspinwall and Co. This clearly indicates us that the port is focusing on development of Ernakulam wharf as a major bulk cargo consolidation centre in South India due to the consequent shifting of the container terminals operation from Willingdon island to Vallarpadam, deep draft berths and a large backup area at the Ernakulam wharf of the port are used to handle various types of bulk and break bulk cargos.