Chennai Port

Chennai Port, formerly known as Madras Port, is the second largest port of India, behind the Nhava Sheva Port, and the largest port in the Bay of Bengal. It is the third oldest port among the 12 major ports of India with official port operations beginning in 1881, although maritime trade started much earlier in 1639 on the undeveloped shore. It is an artificial and all-weather port with wet docks. Once a major travel port, it become a major container port in the post-Independence era. The port remains a primary reason for the economic growth of Tamil Nadu, especially for the manufacturing boom in South India, and has contributed greatly to the development of the city. It is due of the existence of the port that the city of Chennai eventually became known as the Gateway of South India. The port has become a hub port for containers, cars and project cargo in the east coast of India. From handling a meagre volume of cargo in the early years of its existence, consisting chiefly of imports of oil and motors and the export of groundnuts, granite and ores, the port has started handling more than 60 million tonnes of cargo in recent years. In 2008, the port's container traffic crossed 1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). It is currently ranked the 86th largest container port in the world and there are plans to expand the capacity to about 140 million tonnes per annum. It is an ISO 14001:2004 and ISPS-certified port and has become a main line port having direct connectivity to more than 50 ports around the world.

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Head of Arakkal royal family dies

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021
Kozhikode. Sultana Adiraja Mariyumma (aka Cheriya Beekunji Beevi), the head of Arakkal royal family — the only erstwhile Muslim dynasty in Kerala— passed away at her residence in Kannur on Monday. She was 87 ... She was the wife of late AP M Alippi, a retired administrative officer at Chennai Ports Trust ... Start a Conversation. ....
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Kerala: Head of Arakkal royal family dies

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021
KOZHIKODE. Sultana Adiraja Mariyumma (aka Cheriya Beekunji Beevi), the head of Arakkal royal family — the only erstwhile Muslim dynasty in Kerala passed away at her residence in Kannur on Monday. She was 87 ... She was the wife of late AP M Alippi, a retired administrative officer at Chennai Ports Trust ... Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled her death....
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Russian LNG could help China, India meet energy needs

Asiatimes 22 Nov 2021
Similarly, the Vladivostok-Chennai maritime corridor could be the channel for Yamal LNG to reach Indian ports, thus paving the way for regular LNG shipments from the Yamal Peninsula and Sakhalin Oblast to serve as the stopgap measure to help reduce emissions by China, Japan and India....
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ChPT at loggerheads with stevedores association

Business Line 21 Nov 2021
The Chennai Port Stevedores Association has issued a legal notice to the Chennai Port Trust for forcing them to use the mobile harbour crane belonging to private contractor Roadwings International Pvt Ltd ... “A huge volume of traffic has been diverted from the port leading to loss of livelihood for us and closure of many companies....
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Swachh Survekshan 2021: Rank raises stink as City Beautiful dumped at 66th spot, down 50 ...

Indian Express 20 Nov 2021
The most expensive study tour was organised in 2014 to Chennai, Port Blair and Kolkata which cost the exchequer Rs 28.50 lakh ... Maharashtra forestSportsMy last T20 will be in Chennai, next year or in 5 years time ... SportsMy last T20 will be in Chennai, next year or in 5 years time....
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CM MK Stalin unveils books on literary works of freedom fighter V O Chidambaram

The Times of India 19 Nov 2021
CHENNAI. Chief minister M K Stalin on Thursday unveiled books on freedom fighter V O Chidambaram's literary works at the Secretariat to mark the beginning of the year-long celebration of his 150th birth anniversary ... Chairman of Chennai Port Trust Sunil Paliwal was also present on the occasion ... Start a Conversation. ....
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‘Flood-hit Chennai ignored the 2015 alarm at its own peril’

Business Line 17 Nov 2021
According to RMSI research, many residential buildings situated along the coast in the low-lying Mullima Nagar, Ennore and Talanguppam as also a few buildings at the Chennai Port Trust, Bharathi Dock building, Gospel Church and businesses along the coast risk being potentially affected by inundation due to increase in sea-level rise....
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Adani Ports weans away two box services to Kattupalli Port from Chennai Port

Business Line 16 Nov 2021
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) has poached two container shipping services from Centre-owned Chennai Port to its Kattupalli Port located nearby as competition for cargo intensifies in the Chennai cluster ... “We expect more market share to be taken especially in Kattupalli Port from Chennai Port,” he added....
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Depression dissipated over Tamil Nadu, fresh system forming in Andaman sea

Hindustan Times 12 Nov 2021
A man carries a cooking gas cylinder and wades past a waterlogged street in Chennai. (AP). Copy Link ... Under the influence of the system, heavy rainfall was recorded in stations across ChennaiEnnore port saw 12 cm of rainfall in 24 hours till Thursday morning, Nungambakkam received 11.4 cm, MRC Nagar received 11.5 cm, and Taramani received 10.3 cm....
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Chennai threatened by cyclone circulation: Areas to avoid and other advisories

Hindustan Times 11 Nov 2021
People travel on a boat in floodwaters on the outskirts of Chennai on Wednesday.(AP Photo) ... In Chennai, heavy rainfall was recorded on Wednesday in Ennore Port, Nugambakkam, Sterling road, KMC Hospital Road, MRC Nagar and Taramani, leading to reduced visibility and waterlogging in some locations....
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Customs Dept launches digital initiatives for examination of cargo

Live Mint 11 Nov 2021
Premium Premium Chennai rains ... ICD Tughlakabad (TKD) since 1993, at its present location, was the second Land port to be set up in the country after Bangalore in 1983 ... This port handles around 2,50,000 TEUs of Exim Cargo and is well connected with four full length rail lines to Gateway ports such as Mumbai, Nhava Sheva, Chennai, Mundra etc....
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Depression likely to dump heavy rain in coastal Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times 11 Nov 2021
Depression in Bay of Bengal set to cross coastal stretches of northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh - including Chennai - by Thursday evening, according to the IMD. A motorist shelters under an umbrella while riding along a road during heavy rainfall in Chennai on Wednesday ... Heavy rainfall was recorded at weather stations across Chennai....
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