Maersk be­gins port op­er­a­tions at En­nore, Tamil Nadu

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Maersk has be­gun its port op­er­a­tions at En­nore (Ka­ma­ra­jar port), of­fer­ing con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween Far East Asian ports of Tan­jung Pelepas (Malaysia), Bu­san (South Korea), and Xin­gang (China), as well as In­dian ports of Chen­nai, Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam, and Visakha­p­at­nam. The com­pany also cel­e­brated the maiden call for its ex­ist­ing ‘Chen­nai Ex­press’ ser­vice at the new con­tainer ter­mi­nal in En­nore port, which is about 15 miles north of Chen­nai. “The ris­ing global trade to and from In­dia is lead­ing to con­ges­tion, and mov­ing to new ports that of­fer quicker turn­around and bet­ter ser­vice is cru­cial. Port En­nore has the po­ten­tial to be the new gate­way to South In­dia, and Maersk is geared up to sup­port our cus­tomers move their cargo to and from any­where in the world. More­over, we can also help our cus­tomers with in­ter­modal transport op­tions for end-to-end con­nec­tiv­ity across the re­gion, backed by our fleet of trucks and train fa­cil­i­ties,” said Steve Felder, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor – In­dia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Mal­dives, Maersk. With a to­tal ca­pac­ity of 800,000 TEUs, the port of­fers con­ges­tion-free ap­proach roads that pro­vide greater ease of do­ing busi­ness, such as faster turn­around times by up to 24 hours, proac­tive cargo up­dates, and lower lo­cal trans­porta­tion costs to cus­tomers. It has a per­mis­si­ble draught of 15m and han­dles ex­port/im­port of au­to­mo­biles, tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled cargo, heavy ma­chin­ery, and equip­ment units.

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