Angre Port handles 22,000 MT of sugar export in April

Chowgule-group”s Angre Port on Wednesday said it has handled 22,000 MT of sugar exports in April despite severe labour crunch in the industry amid coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

While the industry has been facing labour crunch due to the reverse migration, the port has ensured safe handling of exports without any hassles and sailing against the winds managed to handle 22,000 MT of sugar exports in April besides a total of 1,50,000 MT in FY2020, the company said in a release.

Additionally, for the first time since its inception, the port simultaneously loaded two separate mother vessels with sugar, it said, adding that it has lined up another 60,000 MT of sugar shipments for overseas in the immediate future.