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GAC awarded as top handler of dry bulk vessels at Tuticorin

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    19 February 2020

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    Tuticorin, India

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The Port of Tuticorin (V.O Chidambaranar Port Trust) has presented GAC India with an Award of Excellence for handling the highest number of dry bulk vessels (excluding thermal coal) as a steamer 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 notes the steadily-increasing volumes: “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.

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.

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