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Cochin celebrated Port Day 2019 on May 28th

Cochin Port Day was celebrated on 28th May 2019 at Samudrika Hall, North End, Willingdon Island.

 Shri K.S. Srinivas, IAS, Chairman, Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was the Chief Guest of the function. Dr. M. Beena IAS, Chairman, Cochin Port Trust, Shri A.V. Ramana, Deputy Chairman, representatives of trade unions & the trade, employees and families were present. 

 Best performing port users and outstanding performers among the employees of the Port were awarded. Entertainment programmes were staged by employees and their family members. 

A dredger of Dredging Corporation of India was arranged at the BTP berth for public visit from 10 AM to 5 PM.

(The construction of the inner harbour from 1921 is deemed as the transformation of Cochin as a modern and safe Port. The first ship-SS Padma entered the inner harbour through the widened and deepened Cochin gut on 26th May 1928. Cochin Port Day is celebrated in commemoration of entry of first ship into Cochin Harbour.) 

K S Srinivas credited the Cochin port for the development of Kochi as a commercial hub. “The presence of the port gave the city the importance it enjoys due to commercial activities. The port distinguishes Kochi from other coastal cities of the state,” Srinivas said.

Speaking at the function CPT Chairman said she would bring in more development to the Kochi fisheries harbour by ensuring the further contribution of MPEDA to the harbour.

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