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DP world's Container terminal at Cochin port handles more than 51,000 TEUs in Oct

The DP World-operated India Gateway Terminal Pvt. Ltd at Cochin Port had handled a record number of fifty one thousand TEUS in October this year with western Tamil Nadu contributing to most of the traffic.

This growth was due to the rise in traffic from the hinterland of Tamil Nadu, comprising cargo like coir, coco peat, garments, activated carbon and various machinery. The terminal witnessed a 25 per cent growth in volume in October 2017 compared to its performance in October 2016, further establishing its position as the terminal of choice in the South India market, stressed a release.

Mr Jibu Kurien Itty, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Cochin, said, "We at DP World are committed towards providing the best services to our customers and partners in the supply chain. Our teams are focused on increasing the productivity through adoption of new technology and undertaking innovative initiatives such as building last mile connectivity along with providing flexibility in accepting late cargo. These have resulted in an increase in the movement of commodities from the Tamil Nadu hinterland to rest of the world."

DP World Cochin serves as the natural gateway to the vast industrial and agricultural produce markets of South and West India. The terminal has three direct sailings to the Middle East and four sailings to Colombo per week. Through its strong feeder network, it is well connected to other Indian ports on both coasts, including Mundra, Pipavav, Nhava Sheva, Goa, Mangalore, Tuticorin, Chennai and Visakhapatnam.

With enhanced volumes and the feeder network the terminal boasts, shipping lines are evaluating new mainline services at Cochin, which will further improve connectivity to global markets. Currently, through its mainline services, Cochin is connected to Australia, Europe, the Mediterranean, Far East and South-East Asia, the release said.


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