Mangalore, September 12: MV Niamul Mowla, carrying 22,000 metric tonnes of timber logs (19,673 pieces) called at the Port recently. This is the first largest consignment of timber logs received and handled at the Port.
The entire consignment was loaded from Yangoon Port, the same is imported by 90 consignees located and based at Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra.
The unloading operation is in full swing and the vessel is expected to sail out after discharge on September 15. Dix Shipping is the Stevedores and Steamer agents of the vessel and C & F agents are Export Trade Links and Sri Ganesh Shipping Agency.
Dr. P. Tamilvanan, Chairman, NMPT has stated that the Port is making all out efforts for attracting more cargo, especially the traditional cargoes like timber by providing all the infrastructure required for the smooth handling of such bulk cargo.
During the last fiscal year 2011-12, the Port handled 2,96,881 metric tonnes of timber logs as against 1,87,793 tonnes handled during the previous year registering 58% growth rate.
While referring the recent visit of a delegation from the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce, Kannur, Dr. Tamilvanan expressed happiness over the assurance received from the delegation on moving their cargoes like timber, edible oil, plywood, textiles, scrap, etc. generated from Malabar region.