Mangalore, July 19: A high level delegation from the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce (NMCC), Kannur, visited the New Mangalore Port Trust on Thursday.
The delegation headed by was headed by NMCC President Vinod Narayan, and comprised of Secretary C.V. Deepak, Treasurer P.P. Shamim, International Director Maheshchandra Baliga and committee members
A meeting was arranged with the Port Management, wherein representatives from the Kanara Chamber, Shipping Agents, Main Line/Feeder Line Operators, Customs, etc participated and had a fruitful discussion on the possibility of moving import/export cargo through New Mangalore Port. T.S.N. Murthy, IRS , Dy.Chairman, welcomed the gathering and explained the purpose of the meeting .
Dr. P. Tamilvanan, Chairman, NMPT while presenting the facilities available at the Port has appealed the delegation to make use of the excellent facilities available at NMP for handling any type of cargo at economical rates. He has recalled the Trade Meet conducted at Kannur during February 2012 and the follow up action taken so far
Vinod Narayan assured to prevail upon the exporters and importers from the Kannur region to mobilize the cargo through NMP which is very near to them. He added that cargoes worth Rs.500 crores like timber, edible oil , scrap, plywood, coir, textiles etc. which are imported/exported in the north Malabar region could be routed through New Mangalore Port after detailed discussion with the agents of Mangalore.
After the meeting the members were taken around the Port area to appraise themselves on the cargo handling operations and infrastructure availability.
D. Mahadeviah, Traffic Manager i/c has thanked all the port users, main line operations, feeder line operators, customs and the delegates from the Kannur Chamber for attending the meet. Shri Nownith Kumar, Dy.Traffic Manager, NMPT has co-ordinated the programme
Muhmmed Ameen, newly elected president of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry was felicitated by the Chairman on the occasion.