Press Information Bureau : March 04, 2015
New Delhi: Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL, erstwhile Ennore Port Limited) has signed an agreement with M/s Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. for export of automobile units through Kamarajar Port in the presence of Union Minister of Shipping and Road Transport, & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan here today. The Agreement mainly includes the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) commitment to use KPL as their primary port and KPL will give volume based discount on the tariff on certain facilities for smooth functioning of the operations. The Agreement is for a period of 10 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Nitin Gadkari asserted that the Government is conscious about the concerns of the employees of ports. No employee would lose his job due to the modernization and upgradation of ports in the country, he assured. He said that his ministry has been taking initiatives not only towards “Clean India” but also in the direction of a “pollution-free India”. He added that Government is taking steps to develop inland waterways and use alternative fuel.
Kamarajar Port is the youngest among the twelve Major Ports, developed as Land Lord Port. Kamarajar Port has a General Cargo Berth (GCB) under its control to handle automobile units. It is RORO berth (Roll on Roll off) where the cars are directly driven into the vessel. The Berth is having a draught of 10 meters and capable of accommodating all types of Car Carriers.
The Port has also developed a large car parking yard of 1,41,000 sq.m. with a capacity to park 10,000 cars, in addition to parking of 2,000 cars at the Berth while loading. Additional parking yard is also being developed to facilitate parking of additional 4,000 cars with all facilities.
To mark the occasion, short films on commencement of use of biodiesel in locomotives at Haldia Dock Complex and activities of the training centre established at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in collaboration with Port of Antwerp were also screened.
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