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Ennore port sees rise in cargo volume

18 March 2017 | Chennai
 

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Kamarajar port in Ennore is expected to handle nearly 2.25 lakh automobile units, including cars and trucks, for year ending March 31, the highest ever automobile volume handled in the port in a year.

Till March 16 of the current fiscal, the port handled 2.12 lakh automobile units as against 1.98 lakh units in the same period last year, a 7% growth, says a press release from Kamarajar Port Limited.

The release said that the port commenced export/import of automobiles through a dedicated general cargo berth from September 2010. Cumulatively, the port has so far handled 11 lakh cars, of which Nissan Motor alone exported over 7 lakh cars.

The release said that It had executed agreements with Nissan Motor, Ford India and Toyota Kirloskar with volume-based rebates to export their cars through the port.

Heavy machinery and equipment manufacturers such as Komatsu, Kobelco and Caterpillar have also started exporting their cargoes through KPL.

   
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