The Port of Tuticorin, now known as V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust, recently presented GAC India with an Award of Excellence for handling the highest number of dry bulk vessels, excluding thermal coal, as ship agent at the port during 2019.
Of the total number of dry bulk vessels to call at the port last year, 14% were taken care of by GAC. The company also acts as port agent for a growing number of vessels carrying fertilisers and project cargo.
The award was presented to GAC Tuticorin’s Ramesh Raj, Assistant Branch Manager, who highlighted the steadily-increasing volumes of bulk cargo at the port. He said, “Demand for steel, iron ore and cement has been rising as a result of the government’s infrastructure investment plans.”
Of the total number of vessels GAC India handled at ports throughout the country in 2019, nearly 46% were dry bulk carriers. GAC made its first foray into the Indian Subcontinent in 1983 and, today, it is a leading provider of shipping and logistics services with 26 offices nationwide.