: V.O. Chidambaranar Port (formerly the Tuticorin Port) created a record handling of limestone on December 11. A quantity of 25,323 metric tonnes of limestone was discharged from MV Massallia at the fourth berth. It was the highest ever volume of limestone handled on a single day. In a statement issued on Thursday, S. Natarajan, Chairman (in-charge) of the port, said this record surpassed previous achievement of 22,011 metric tonnes of limestone handled on July 6, 2012, by MV Ikan Sagai.

This record achievement was possible due to deployment of wharf heavy lift cranes for discharge and the high productivity labour .Seaport shipping private limited is the ship agent for the vessel and Chettinadu logistics private limitedstevedore and clearing agent. The port has already created a record handling of 10, 867 metric tonnes of timber on December 5 and it has been the second record in cargo handling in the same month.

The timber logs were discharged from MV Tharinee Naree.