Calling Karnataka exporters
Mormugao Port Trust held a trade meet to attract exporters from the northern Karnataka region at Belgaum. CargoTalk reports on major developments in the meeting.
With an aim to attract exporters from the northern Karnataka region, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) recently conducted a trade meet at Belgaum.
While urging exporters from the northern region of Karnataka to channelise their export import trade through Mormugao Port, the MPT Chairman Cyril George emphasised Mormugao’s geographical advantage, “Once the dry port concept which we are planning in Belgaum is established, it would benefit traders to aggregate their export cargoes and later transport it to Mormugao either by road or rail for export and viceversa,” adding, “This would not only reduce time, but will also be very cost effective to manufacturers as the distance between Belgaum and Goa would be comparatively less than JNPT or Mumbai Port which is presently used by many exporters for shipment.”
A similar presentation was also given by Rakesh Unny, Director, Integrated Sealand Services; Vasco on the dedicated coastal container service operated his company between Mormugao Port and JNPT. The vessel has commenced its coastal voyage from Goa to Nhava Sheva and vice versa. It has a carrying capacity of 106 TEUs and a port call every five days, thus offering six sailings per month. The vessel travels from Goa to Mundra and vice versa with a carrying capacity of 630 TEUs each. It has a transit time of just two days from Goa to Mundra.