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IPA Chairman visits Mormugao Port Trust

Shri Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman Mumbai Port Trust and the Indian Ports Association paid a visit to the Mormugao Port on 19th October 2018. During his brief visit Shri Bhatia held wide ranging discussions with the Chairman (i/c) Shri G. P. Rai and the Heads of Department in the Board Room.

Shri Bhatia during the discussions focused his attention on the preparedness of the Mormugao Port on handling the foreign cruise liners expected during the current cruise tourism season. He exhorted the Port Management to extend all logistical support and infra facilities to the visiting cruise liners and the visiting guests so as to give a big boost to cruise tourism in the State of Goa.

He briefed the Chairman (i/c) and the HODs about the growth potential of the domestic cruise tourism from Mumbai Port to Goa port commencing from 20th October 2018 which will immensely benefit the state of Goa with respect to its tourism.  He informed that the growth potential in the cruise tourism sector has been noticed by the stakeholders which will translate into huge returns to the state. One more luxury domestic cruise ship is likely to commence regular operations on the Mumbai - Goa sector very soon giving a boost to domestic cruise travels. M/s. Essels have shown their desire to commence the domestic cruise travels between Mumbai and Goa.  It is expected that in the near future, around 300 calls will be made by the domestic cruise ships on this sector thereby giving business opportunities to the tourism trade stakeholders in Goa.

Shri Bhatia earlier visited the port operational areas and acquainted himself with the operations of the SILOS at the Coal berths. He also visited the cruise terminal berth and was satisfied with the steps taken by the Port management to enhance the business potential by setting up the necessary infrastructure.


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