NMP handled a record traffic of 37.04 million tonnes in 2012-13: Dr P Tamilvanan

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Mangalore,April.04: Speaking to the media persons in the press meet held at NMPT H.O,Panambur today, Dr.P.Tamilvanan-Chairman, New Mangalore Port Trust has told that,  New Mangalore Port in the current fiscal 2012-13 handled a record traffic of  37.04  million tonnes  of cargo as against 32.94 million tonnes handled  in 2011-12 registering the growth of  12.43% over last year.  This is the highest qty of traffic ever handled at the Port.  The Port has also achieved 2.88% growth over the target fixed the Ministry of Shipping.  The growth  is due to  increase in handling of coal, POL crude & products, coal, maize, containerized cargoes, etc..  The Container traffic consistently  increased by 7.55%  by handling a record  number of 48,409 TEUs as against 45,009  TEUS in  previous year.  The Railway traffic has grown by 55% by handling 6 million tonnes during the current year as against 3.9 million tonnes handled during previous year, he said.






Highest traffic throughput of 37.04 million tonnes surpassing the earlier record of 36.69 million tonnes handled in 2008-09.

Highest qty of 6.91 million tonnes of coal handled during 2012-13 surpassing  the earlier record of 4.02 million tonnes handled in 2011-12.

Highest im                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   port traffic of 27.32 million tonnes surpassing the earlier record of 23.68 million tonnes of 2011-12.

Highest Container traffic of 48,409  TEUs by surpassing earlier record of  45,009  TEUs  handled in   2011-12(growth of 7.55%)

Highest qty of 7899 TEUs of reefer cargo exported as against 6534 TEUs handled in 2011-12.

Highest export of 250 TEUs handled  in Main Line Container vessel  on       11-2-2013(M.V. HANS PEPENBURG)

Highest qty of 7899 TEUs of raw cashew handled in 2012-13 surpassing the earlier record of 6534 TEUs handled in 2011-12.

Highest qty of 311 TEUs of Machinery exported during 2012-13

Highest qty of 798 TEUs of Fish Oil exported during 2012-13 as against 630 TEUs handled in previous year.

Highest qty of 2101 TEUs of Fish meal exported during 2012-13 as against 1844 TEUs of previous year.

New cargo – Liquid glucose  from Haveri and machinery from Shimoga started moving through the Port.

Highest number of 12 rakes handled in a day on 22-3-2013 at the NMPT Railway Marshalling Yard

Highest number of 192.5 rakes handled in a month during March 2013

Very Large passenger vessel M.V. Brilliance of Seas(LOA 293.3 mtrs) handled at the Port on 1-4-2012 & 12-4-2012

Large bulk cargo vessel carrying South African Coal with a parcel size 1,01,604 metric tonnes handled during the current year.

14 gearless container vessels handled in 2012-13

10,196 passengers  in 15 cruise vessels were  handled in 2012-13

NMPT got the 13th Annual Greentech Environmental -2012 Award  in the Gold category for Port Sector for 2012.


Financial Highlights– 2012-13

For the 8th  consecutive year, the Port Net Surplus is likely to cross Rs.100 crores(Rs.138 crore)

 The revised Scale of Rates as approved by TAMP  involving 26% reduction in wharfage has been introduced w.e.f. 01-04-2012, resulting in a concession of Rs.52 crores.

Port Trust Board has approved the proposal of creation of General Insurance Fund in respect of Port Assets with an initial corpus of Rs.10 crores.

Developmental Projects:-

Construction of POL berth (Rs.79 crore):- Civil works completed, which has added 7.80 Million Tonnes capacity  per annum.

SPM for MRPL:- The facility is expected to be commissioned shortly which will add 18 Million tonnes of additional capacity per annum.

Improvement to Port roads and development of storage yards:- The Port undertook  the work of improving the port roads in a phased manner. So far  Rs.88.75 crore was spent for roads and storage sheds.

Setting up of facilities for Bulk Cement Terminal by M/s Ambuja Cements Ltd.(Rs.95 crores).  The facility is expected to be commissioned shortly.

Construction of new multi-purpose berth(No.18) for handling general cargo and containers:- The work has been approved by the Ministry and work order placed for Detailed engineering & the DPR is in progress.

Port Trust Board approved the const. of 2 addl. Storage sheds inside the port area for storage of foodgrains and fertilizer(20,000 tonnes capacity)


 Shipping Movements

The total number of movements carried out during 2012-13 is 2582 .

M.T. JAG LAXMI berthed safely at SPM as trial run on 3-1-2013

Trial berthing successfully carried out at Berth No.13 on 28-3-2013

 New Equipments: The following equipments are procured during the year 2012-13

1) 45 T Reach Stacker procured for handling containers

2) 1 No. Forklift Truck

3) Additional High Mast Tower Lights at KK Gate & Wharf area

Business Development

In boosting the  Business Promotion Drive,  New Mangalore Port  in association with FKCCI, Bangalore and other  respective Chambers conducted trade promotion meets at  Madikeri,   Hassan and Shimoga emphasizing the updated  developments in the Port to Importers/Exporters and Stakeholders in the  hinterland to augment accelerated movement of cargo through New Mangalore Port. This effort  yielded positive results and more cargo started moving to the Port particularly  from Shimoga(Machinery), Haveri( Liquid Glucose), and coal from Bellary.

Human Resource Development

During the financial year 2012-13, the Port conducted several in-house training programmes for the Officers and employees through NMU/IMU/NITK and Port faculty. 336  officers/staff were imparted   training in various subject modules and  242  cargo handling were also trained in safety and material handling during the year to achieve  better productivity, safety  and quality  in cargo handling activities . No major accidents occurred in port operations  during 2012-13.


Major Events

National Shipping Board Meeting held at NMPT on 3-11-2012

National Maritime Day celebrated on 5th April 2012.

Parliamentary committee visit on 20/21-1-2013

World Environment Day on 9-6-2012.

Vigilance Awareness Week  observed from 31st Oct.  to 5th Nov.2012

National Safety Week   observed from  04-3-2013 to 8-3-2013

 Pollution Control :Being  ISO 14001 certified port , the following measures implemented in combating pollution in port areas:-

Tree plantation – 15,000 saplings  were planted in the port area during the last one year

 Mechanical sprinkling arrangement is made on concrete roads inside port area and other areas under progress

More tankers are deployed to sprinkle water to suppress dust.

NMPT has been awarded the 13th Annual Greentech Environmental -2012 in the Gold category for Port Sector for 2012.

No major accidents during 2012-13

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

 The port is equally committed to involve in social service projects.  Following are some of the projects implemented during the year 2012-13:-

Rs.13 lakh to Govt Lady Goschen Hospital, Mangalore for providing well equipped ambulance

Rs. 5 lakh for D.K. District Innovative Fund Action Plan under 13th Finance Commission for establishment of a separate counter and corridor(Namma Padasale) in all taluks of the District.

Contributed Rs.5 lakh to Kodical Mogaveera Maha Sabha®, Meenakaliya, Panambur for providing Non-Colour Gavanised Crimp Sheet roofing for Samudaya Bhavan.

Contributed Rs.5 lakh to Sri Krishna Anganavadi and Rangamandira Renovation Committee, Chitrapura for construction of Rangamandira.

Welfare Measures

The Port is also keen in social welfare activities in and around Mangalore.  The following are some of the activities the Port were taken up and implemented in   2012-13:

On the eve of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s 121st  birthday,  a free medical camp was arranged at Model Hr. Primary School, Kavoor, Mangalore.  More than 100 patients ailing from various diseases were examined and free medicines were distributed.

The Port Trust Hospital treated 38,818 patients(38,536  out patients and 282 In-patients) who includes the employees and their families during the             Fy 2012-13. In addition to above, 756 patients were treated in various referral and approved hospitals. Treatments to retired employees are continuing.

Pulse Polio immunization was conducted at the PTH on 20-1-2013 and 17-2-2013    for the benefit of all children in the  age group of  0 to 5 years in and around port.

Future Projects

Development of Port based SEZ

Development of LNG Terminal :- The Port has entered into MoU with  ONGC, BPCL & Mitsui, Japan for carrying out Feasibility Study.

Dy.Chairman T.S.N.Murthy were present in the meet

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  1. Congratulations.Good Progress and growth.Laudable.Wish and all the best of luck for your future endeavors.

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