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Krishnapatnam Port – The Best Coal Discharge Port Of The World- By Krishnapatnam Port

Keeping with the tradition of the new records that are set at the Olympic Games 2012, Krishnapatnam Port has also achieved in setting a new world record in the maritime world by discharging 122,247 MTs of Coal in just 24 hrs using the conventional unloading system in form of advanced Mobile Harbor cranes.

Vessel MV. Cohiba carrying 161,980 MTs of US Coal on account of JSW Steels Limited berthed at 05:30 hrs on August 6, 2012. The cargo discharge commenced at 7:00 hrs and the record was achieved today, August 7, 2012 at 7:00 hrs. The remaining cargo of 39,733 MTs is expected to be discharged by afternoon of August 8, 2012.

This is by far the only record that has been ever been achieved in any part of the world and it is remarkable achievement considering the port’s previous record that was set a year ago on July 23, 2011 for discharging 106,171 MTs of steam coal has been recently mentioned in the Business chapter of the Limca Book of Records 2013, which will be out in January 2013.

The port’s commitment in offering superior customer satisfaction was also awarded when it recently won the ‘Non Major Port Award’ at the South East CEO Conclave & Awards 2012 organized by EXIM India – Shipping Times.

Such awards and achievements reinforce the port’s endeavour of providing best business practices in line with the company’s mission and core values. In continually improving and monitoring such performances, Krishnapatnam Port has now standardized its operations and maintenance of the port though an Integrated Management System comprising of ISO 9001-2008 Quality Management System, ISO 14001-2004 Environment Management System, OHSAS 18001- 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and ISO 28001-2007 Supply Chain Security Management System that are certified by Det Norske Veritas.

Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal, the container business arm of Krishnapatnam Port has already geared up to handle new scheduled calls beginning this month. The terminal last month added 4 RTGs of Keppel Fels make to enchance the experience for all its patrons. Apart from these facilities, port has also brought in new mini-bagging machines, installed new hopper and conveyor systems in warehouses and built new sidings to handle the bulk cargo at the port.

To support the pace with which the east coast of India is growing, Krishnapatnam Port is been build to create records and offer world-class facilities and infrastructure that is second to none.


For more information, please visit or contact:

Krishnapatnam Port
317, 3rd Floor, Sai Commercial Building
B.K.S. Devshi Marg, Opp. ICICI Bank
Govandi (East), Mumbai - 400 088
Maharashtra, India.
Tel:  (91) 22 2551 8865
Fax:  (91) 22 2551 5165


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