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Sterlite Copper starts despatch of copper anodes via mechanised sailing vessel
Sterlite Industries India Limited (SIIL) is the principal subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, a diversified and integrated FTSE 100 metals and mining company, with principal operations located in India and Australia.
This is the first time copper anodes are being transported via mechanised sailing vessel in the country. The vesselstarting its journey towards Mumbai carrying 350tons of copper anodes from Thoothukudi Old harbour (Zone B) will reach the destination on 12th October 2012. The copper anodes are being sent to Sterlite’s refinery plant at Silvassa in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli where they get refinedinto copper cathodes.
“This is the first time in the history of Sterlite, copper anodes are being transported by this mode. It is now an alternate mode of transport for us other than trucks. I am sure that this will be benefiting the sagging mechanised sailing vessel trade,” said Mr.P.Ramnath.
“We thank Sterlite Copper for supporting us in promoting our century old, traditional sea trade,” said Mr.S.Princeton Fernando, President, Coastal Mechanised Sail Vessel Owners’ Association (CMSVOA). He also commended Sterlite for taking efforts for improving the quality of lives of women from poor fishermen community through its community welfare programmes.
Mr.P.P.Markhs, Head – Logistics, employees of Sterlite Copper, port officials and office bearers of CMSVOA were also present during the event.
Photo Cut Line: Mr.S.Natarajan, Deputy Chairman, V.O.ChidambaranarPort Trust flagging off the maiden voyage of mechanised sailing vessel carrying copper anodes of Sterlite Copper at Thoothukudi old harbour in the presence of Mr.P.Ramnath, Chief Executive Officer, Sterlite Copper.
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