V.O. Chidambaranar Port in Tamil Nadu, one of 13 major ports in India, has imported green ammonia for the first time, according to the country’s ministry of ports, shipping and waterways.
On Sept. 23, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Authority handled 3x20 ISO green ammonia containers, weighing 37.4 tons of green ammonia, from Damietta Port, Egypt, for M/s. Tuticorin Alkali Chemical and Fertilizers (TFL).
Conventionally, gray ammonia is utilized for soda-ash production. As a “go green” initiative, TFL has imported green ammonia to produce green soda ash on a trial basis. TFL is planning to import 2,000 metric tonnes this year, subject to the availability of green ammonia.
On Sept. 24, V.O. Chidambaranar Port created a new record by handling 2,01,204 metric tonnes in a day, surpassing the earlier record of 2,00,642 metric tonnes on Aug. 26. The major cargos that contributed to the achievement are container, thermal coal, industrial coal, limestone, sulfuric acid and