On 26 May 2022, the first Cape Size vessel, ‘MV Cape Breeze’  with Length of 292 Metres, Breadth of 45.05 Metres and DWT of 1,80,000 Tonnes, was berthed at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port.

The cape-size vessel loaded with 92,300 Tonnes of Lime Stone, consigned from Port of Salalah, Oman,  with arrival draft of 11.4 Metres. was berthed at Berth-9. The entire import of Lime Stone and Gypsum are meant for M/s. Eastern Bulk Trading & Shipping Private Limited. The Stevedore for the above vessel is Sea Port Logistics P Ltd.  and the Steamer Agent is Seaport Shipping Pvt Ltd.

Earlier, on 22 January 2015, a Capesize vessel MV.’LAKE D’ carrying 1,77,068 Tonnes of Iron ore with a draught of 18.34m was nominated to the Port to lighten 6,000 tonnes of Iron ore at Anchorage using floating crane.

Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Authority, stated that “The benefit of economics of scale by handling large vessels will hugely benefit the trade by bringing down the freight costs and making the EXIM trade competitive globally. I would like to recognize the hard work and commitment of Ship Agents, Stevedores, Harbour Mobile Crane & Conveyor Operator, Officers and Staff of Traffic & Marine Departments of the V.O. Chidambaranar Port and compliment them on the achievement of this significant milestone.

VOC Port handles a wide array of cargos like Coal, Containers, Limestone, Gypsum, Windmill Blades & Accessories, Machinery, Fertilizers, and food grains. With cost effective services, excellent hinterland connectivity, state-of-the-art infrastructure, enterprising Port user community and the capacity augmentation projects being carried out by the Port, VOC Port positions itself as the most preferred Port in South India.

Source : portwings