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Med mooring of ship at Paradip port

Cargo handling of a ship using Mediterranean mooring technique was conducted by Paradip Port Trust (PPT) recently.

Published: 31st October 2018 01:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2018 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Cargo handling of a ship using Mediterranean mooring technique was conducted by Paradip Port Trust (PPT) recently.Mediterranean mooring, also known as ‘med mooring,’ is an innovative technique used for mooring a vessel to wharf at a perpendicular angle. The technique helps a ship to occupy less space as it is connected to a fixed length of pier along the width rather than its length. This innovative method of handling oil cargo will now help increasing the cargo handling quantity of the port without additional infrastructure, PPT officials said.

Officials said the med mooring was done when a tanker ‘MV Delfine’ sailed into Inner Harbour carrying 8,000 tonnes of palm oil for Adani Wilmar Group. The vessel having overall length of 117.60 metres and 19 metres beam was manoeuvred by Captain Sridev under the guidance of Deputy Conservator and Harbour Master of Marine Department of PPT. “It is unparalleled and a prospective game changer for PPT, as it represents the beginning of cargo handling conducted in a ship using a new method,” PPT officials said.

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