Chennai port has announced awards for various categories of port users
in connection with the Port day celebrations to commemorate the founding of the
port way back in `1851.
The awards were distributed at a function by minister of state for
shipping Pon Radhakrishanan. The port had handled fifth million tones of cargo
during year and had registered an all time high surplus of Rs 235 crores during
the last financial year.
Various categories were given awards including steamer agents
exporters andn importers stevedore gents and customs house brokers. This is an
attempt to encourage them to perform better in a port with limited hinterland
and intense competition.