The VO Chidambaranar port in Tuticorin has achieved an all-time record cargo traffic of 32.41 million tonnes during 2014-15, an increase of 13.17 per cent over last year. The port surpassed the cargo handling target of 32 million tonnes set by the Ministry of Shipping, says a press release. In containers, the port handled a record throughput of 5.59 lakh twenty foot equivalent units in 2014-15 as against 5.07 lakh TEUs last year. Import accounted for 23.99 million tonne, an increase of 14.35 per cent compared with the previous year. This was due to increased import volume of cargoes like thermal coal handled by TNEB, industrial coal, fertiliser, raw materials.