The bulk carrier m.v. CMB Pomerol, owned by Panama-based Pacific Bridge Shipping Corporation, last week facilitated the handling of the largest parcel size of coal ever at New Mangalore Port (NMP).
The vessel carried 89,794 tonnes of the commodity.
According to an official release, the entire consignment, imported from South Africa for Jindal Steel (JSW) Ltd, was discharged at the Port’s deep-draught berth using mobile harbour cranes. The vessel has since sailed out.
Wilhelmsen Ship Services was the vessel agent and Delta Infra Logistics Ltd the stevedore.
Coal traffic at NMP has been showing an upward trend, increasing 30.5 per cent to 3.40 million tonnes in the current financial year till February, from 2.61 million tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous year, Exim News Service reports.