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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Thomas Cook in pact with Vistara for holiday packages

Business Line 22 Oct 2021
Also read ... Scindia ... Also read ... Vistara has an array of top domestic locales connected via its extensive network of 30 domestic hubs, that includes major cities such as Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bagdogra, Amritsar, Udaipur, Kochi, Port Blair, Leh, Jammu, Guwahati, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, etc .......
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Tamil Nadu likely to stop import of river sand

The Times of India 20 Oct 2021
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. Tamil Nadu likely to stop import of river sand. Tamil Nadu. Anna University proposes uniform 60%.40% weightage for exams ... Chennai ... CHENNAI ... About 18,616.5 tonnes of river sand imported through three TN ports including Kamarajar port and Adani Kattupalli port on Chennai’s outskirts have remained unsold since mid-July....
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Shipping Corp in a spot over box ships

Business Line 17 Oct 2021
Tender has also been issued to charter two container ships, each having a capacity to carry 750 TEUs on the service connecting Indian Sub-Continent with foreign ports or linking Indian ports such as Kolkata, Haldia, Chennai and Kattupalli or on the India-Male service, the firm said in the tender notices....
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Chennai may soon get 7.6km-long sea bridge

The Times of India 13 Oct 2021
To reduce traffic congestion in north Chennai caused by movement of containers to port, the state government on Tuesday urged the Centre to build a 7.6kmlong sea bridge connecting Gate No.1 (Zero Gate) of Chennai Port and Manali Road-Tiruvottiyur junction....
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Tamil Nadu’s first multi-modal logistics park to come up in Tiruvallur

The Times of India 13 Oct 2021
CHENNAI ... The project will be executed at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore on 158 acres of land owned by the Chennai Port Trust ... It is also located close to the CPRR (Chennai Peripheral Road Project) to connect with the Chennai airport and sea port, besides Ennore and Kattupalli ports.”....
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NHAI and TIDCO sign MoU to develop Multi-Modal Logistics Park in Chennai Port's land

IIFL 13 Oct 2021
The MMLP is to be developed through Public-Private Partnership with the SPV providing land and connectivity and the actual MMLP infrastructure to be developed by a private developer ... ....
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Gati Shakti portal will benefit Chennai port, says Chairman

The Hindu 13 Oct 2021
‘It will ensure better coordination’ .......
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Multi-modal logistics park to come up in Tiruvallur

The Times of India 13 Oct 2021
CHENNAI ... The project will be executed at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore on 158 acres of land owned by the Chennai Port Trust ... It is also located close to the CPRR (Chennai Peripheral Road Project) to connect with the Chennai airport and sea port, besides Ennore and Kattupalli ports.”....
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MoU signed for setting up multi-modal logistics park at ₹1,200 crore

The Hindu 13 Oct 2021
The MMLP, to be set up close to Chennai Peripheral Ring Road, would connect Chennai airport, Chennai port, Kamarajar port and Kattupalli port and would house state-of-the-art facilities for logistics .......
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ChPT in talks with RNVL to participate in SPV for implementing multi-modal logistics park

Business Line 13 Oct 2021
The Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) is in talks with the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL), a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, to participate in the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementing the ₹1,045-crore multi-modal logistics park (MMLP) at Mappedu in Tiruvallur near Chennai....
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IIT Madras develops data-based strategy for road safety in TN

Business Line 13 Oct 2021
IIT Madras researchers are developing data-driven strategies to enhance road safety in Tamil Nadu. A workshop was organised to help formulate an action plan and policy advisory aimed at reducing road accidents and fatalities in the State, says a press release ... DPR for Chennai Port-Maduravoyal double-decker expressway soon ... .......
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DPR for Chennai Port-Maduravoyal double-decker expressway soon

Business Line 12 Oct 2021
Due to the dense population in the region; overcrowding of containers that goes in and out of the Chennai port , a ‘sea link bridge’ has to be constructed from Chennai Port to Manali Road - Tiruvottiyur junction, Velu urged Gadkari during the meeting in Delhi, says a release from the State government....
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