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Mangalore, Feb 17: A record quantity of 28,391 metric tonnes of iron ore fines (IOF) was handled by the New Mangalore Port in the vessel M V Namrun on Wednesday Feb 15, 2006. This is the highest quantity of iron ore fines handled at the port in a day surpassing the earlier record of 27,827 metric tonnes handled on Feb 14 2004 in the vessel M V Dubai Faith.

During the second shift on February 15, 2006, a total of 11,061 metric tonnes of iron ore fines was handled which is also the highest quantity of iron ore fines ever handled in a single shift. M/s Laxminarayan Mines is the exporter of the above consignment handled by M/s HML agencies and C&F agent and Stevedore.

Since the work of Hassan-Mangalore Railway line is completed and trail run is going on along with the commissioning of the newly constructed deep draft multipurpose general cargo berth, the iron ore and other bulk cargo traffic is expected to go up further in the coming months.

NMPT chairman P Tamilvanan has expressed his appreciation for the sincere efforts made by the above agencies, port employees and cargo handling workers for the achievement and requested for their continued co-operation for further development of the port.


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