Indian Port Cuddalore Unloads Cargo After Twelve Years

by OldSailor on January 21, 2008


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Cuddalore, an Indian Port in Tamilnadu has started unloading cargo after 12 years. The deepening of the south and north breakwaters of the port at a cost of Rs.6.5 crore has helped the port to commence commercial activities. During the last 12 years only small vessels used to arrive for getting certificates of sea worthiness.

  • A cargo ship, M.V. Bao Shun, carrying the Kingstown St. Vincent flag, has anchored at the Cuddalore Port, 1.5 km offshore on January 18.
  • She has brought 24,400 tonnes of urea from China. The cargo unloading commenced on January 19 and is expected to complete in two weeks.The cargo is being towed to the port in a 400-tonne barge.
  • The arrival of the cargo ship has generated direct and indirect employment to about 2,000 people, including the barge crew and those required for unloading the bags and stacking it in the godown.
  • The shipping agents, Atlantic Shipping Pvt Ltd, Chennai, and ADJ and Brothers, Cuddalore, have brought the cargo for Nagarjuna Fertilizers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Now the port is ready to receive cargo vessels regularly and has the potential to become a busy port. Earlier, the port was busy importing essential commodities such as wheat and rice and exporting iron ore.

Cuddaore was a victim of Tsunami in December 2004. Now the development works and the deepening of the port has definitely helped the port to restore regular shipping activities.

Here is the location map of Cuddalore

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Some photographs of Cuddalore



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News Source:hindu

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