VOC Port Tuticorin is taking efforts to augment the cargo handling infrastructure by implementing the long pending projects like the widening of the Port’s entrance from 153 meters and the Third Container terminal for the port. No new projects have been taken up and the status of the Outer harbour project was also not announced during the course of the Republic day address by the Port Chairman T K Ramachandran.

The widening of entrance channel and 3rd container terminal project has been under the proposal stage for nearly seven years. Expression interest for the Outer harbour project sanctioned in 2013 but put on cold storage for eight years, was called a few months ago. Its status was however not mentioned in the Republic day address.

Mr Ramachandran said the port is implementing projects like Widening of the Port’s entrance from 153 m to 230 m. Conversion of Berth No.9 as Container Terminal, providing link conveyors at Coal Jetty-I & II and North Cargo Berth-I and Mechanisation & Dredging of North Cargo Berth-III.

V.O.Chidambaranar Port has taken up a number of initiatives like 400 KW Rooftop Solar Power Plants, 5 MW Ground Based Solar Power plant and 2 MW Wind Power.

On completion of the above projects, VOC Port will be the first Major Port in India to meet its entire energy demand through indigenous renewable sources and will be the first Green Port of India

The 74th Republic Day has been celebrated by V.O.Chidambaranar Port at  Port’s School ground at 08:00 Hrs. on 26.01.2022. Chairman Ramachandran  unfurled the National flag and took salute from the contingent of CISF, Port Fire Service and Port School’s NCC cadets.  .

The Ports Ministry has approved for executing 8 Corporate Social Responsibility Projects by VOC Port at a total cost of Rs.184.15 Lakhs from out of the ports funds

Mr. Ramachandran also distributed the Traffic Performance Awards for the year 2021-22 for exemplary performance of Steamer Agents, Stevedores, Container Vessel Operators, Container Liners, Container Freight Stations, Custom House Agents, Exporters, Importers and Business Partners. He distributed the Meritorious Awards to the officers and staff of various Departments of Port. He also inaugurated the new Beach Volleyball court at the Port’s school ground.

Source : porttoport