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.

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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.

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