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SCI resuming service from Chennai to Port Blair

The state owned Shipping Corporation of India has recommenced the shipping services from Chennai to Port Blair which it had suspended on technical grounds for the past few months.

As the vessels plying in this route have become old and obsolete, they were discontinued recently. Some of the vessels took three to four days to complete the voyage between Chennai and Port Blair which should not take more than 48 hours under normal circumstances.

 The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) had to suspend Chennai-Port Blair services due to the vessel having technical issues that were not rectified in time in order to give a seamless service to the trade that SCI is known for.

SCI has now fixed 350 TEU Combination carriers MV MCP Linz capable of carrying general passengers, reefer containers and break bulk cargo to operate in this route. The ship sailed from Chennai Port to Port Blair on December fifth

 The National Carrier is committed to this service with the intention of providing an efficient and seamless service to the local trade and in the interest of the islanders..

The vessel will be performing voyages between Chennai and Port Blair with a round voyage of 8 days, said a release. SCI has been operating vessels from Chennai and Kolkata to Port Blair. The islands which are a crucial naval asset o the country is totally dependent on supplies from Chennai and Kolkata for survival.

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