Kolkata Port gets first 1.6 lakh tonne full cape vessel cargo
The Kolkata Port Trust on Sunday received second cape size dry bulk cargo vessel at Sandheads, a senior KoPT official said.
“This is the first time that the entire 1.65 lakh tonne cargo in this voyage is meant for Haldia. This vessel will offload it’s entire cargo here and not move to other east coast port,” Kolkata Port Trust chairman Vinit Kumar told PTI.
The M V Cape Mary, is carrying coal and will offload 1,00,000 tonne at sand heads and another 65,000 tonne at a new lighterage point opened by KoPT near Sagar island with help of floating cranes, he said. It is carrying 1,65,173 metric tonne of steam coal in bulk on account Orissa Metaliks Pvt Ltd with an arrival draft of 17.84 metres.
The first cape size vessel, MV Samjohn Solidarity, last year with similar cargo on account of Adani Enterprises Ltd, called upon KoPT but had discharged 1 lakh tonne of coal before making onward journey to other East coast port.