US trade del­e­ga­tion vis­its Cochin Port Trust

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A trade del­e­ga­tion from the US vis­ited the Cochin Port to dis­cuss is­sues of co­op­er­a­tion re­gard­ing port-led in­vest­ments. The trade del­e­ga­tion, from the Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice of the US Pres­i­dent, was led by Deputy US trade rep­re­sen­ta­tive Robert Hol­ley­man and ac­com­pa­nied by se­nior of­fi­cials from the US em­bassy in In­dia.

The team held dis­cus­sions on com­menc­ing a di­rect ship ser­vice which would con­nect Cochin to the US East Coast, with Paul Antony, Chair­man, Cochin Port Trust and C Un­nikr­ish­nan Nair, Traf­fic Man­ager of the port. Apart from that, the team also evinced keen in­ter­est in com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ments re­lated to outer har­bour in Cochin Port.

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