The Krishanpatnam Port Pvt Ltd (KPPL) on Wednesday claimed to have set a world record in the maritime world by discharging 122,247 metric tonnes (MTs) of coal in 24 hours using the conventional unloading system and advanced mobile harbour cranes.
According to KPPL, the vessel MV Cohiba, carrying 161,980 MTs of US coal, berthed at 5.30 am on Tuesday. Cargo discharging activity commenced at 7 am and the remaining cargo of 39,733 MTs was discharged by Wednesday afternoon.
“This is a global record and a remarkable achievement considering the port’s previous record, set a year ago on July 23, 2011, of 106,171 MTs of steam coal,” KPPL said in a release.
The company added that the discharge of steam coal has been mentioned in the business chapter of the Limca Book of Records 2013, which will be out in January 2013. The Krishnapatnam port container terminal, the container business arm of Krishnapatnam Port, is geared up to handle new scheduled calls beginning this month.
The company said it has added over 4 RTGs of Keppel Fels last month to enhance the experience.