weekly Coastal Shipping Service between Mundra port in Gujarat with Cochin in
Kerala through New Mangaluru Port was launched recently. The vessel arrived at
New Mangaluru port from Mundra on July seventh giving a boost to inter-state
transport of domestic cargo through cheapest mode of transport, by sea.
Seaways started the new feeder service in this route. The Indian flag vessel
TCI Seaways loaded with containers made its maiden voyage from Mundra port to
New Mangaluru Port on July seventh. After completing the cargo handling
operations the ship sailed for Cochin the same day.
spokesman of the New Mangaluru port said the vessel unloaded 50 containers and
picked up five containers from the Port.
vessel, launched in 1997, has a capacity to carry 800 TEUís with 26,000 DWT.
Presently TCI Seaways is operating feeder vessels in East and West coast of
India connecting various ports. M/s Sri Ganesh Shipping Agency is the clearing
and forwarding agent to book containerized cargo for various destinations.
The New Mangaluru Port is witnessing steady growth in container traffic during
the past few years due to pro-active initiatives of port management coupled
with infrastructure addition. During last fiscal 2017-18, port has achieved
record container traffic of 1.15 lakh TEUs registering a growth of 23 per cent.