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Gopalpur port back in action after 2 years since Phailin hit Odisha coast

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The Gopalpur port off Ganjam coast in south Odisha resumed operations today after a gap of two years with the anchoring of a cargo ship. The vessel from Sri Lanka arrived near here with a shipment of around 20,000 tonne of sand of Odisha Sands Complex (OSCOM), a unit of Indian Rare Earths Ltd (IREL).
The cargo loading in the ship began on Saturday, after the port was formally reopened for commercial operations. “Some more cargo vessels have lined up to anchor during the current month”, said Manmohan Moharana, director (operations) of Gopalpur Port Limited (GPL), the promoter of the port.