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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With AAI opening more routes, flying will become a breeze

The Times of India 23 Jul 2021
CHENNAI ... In Chennai Flight Information Region (FIR), 24 routes have been identified for use by civilian planes ... Sources said that intercontinental flights often face a challenge to get a good altitude to fly over the Bay of Bengal because of the intersection points of air routes from Chennai or Kolkata to Port Blair....
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Now, a website to document history of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims in Chennai

The Times of India 23 Jul 2021
CHENNAI ... That’s why Tasneem recently launched bohrasofmadras-.com, a website that will document the history of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims in Chennai and record the experiences of the pioneers ... Today, there are 10,000 Bohra Muslims in Chennai ... When more members of the community came to Chennai, they naturally settled there....
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Industry bodies express concern over connectivity collapse between Mangaluru and Bengaluru

Business Line 23 Jul 2021
Saldanha said there is a disruption of traffic movement to the New Mangalore Port because of the closure of the ghat section. Highlighting the importance of connectivity to New Mangalore Port, he said there is a diversion of cargo from the hinterland to Tuticorin and Chennai ports because of this....
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Maersk to launch direct ocean service from Chennai to Europe

Business Line 22 Jul 2021
The port rotation will be in the order of Chennai (Adani container terminal at Kamarajar port in Ennore), Colombo, Salalah, Jeddah, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Felixstowe and Algeciras (Spain) and the reverse while returning ... At present, most of the containers from Chennai are sent ......
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Chennai Port Trust to operate ferry services to 4 towns soon

MENA FN 19 Jul 2021
(MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The Chennai Port Trust is planning to conduct ferry services from Chennai to Puducherry, Karaikal, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.International destinations, ... ....
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Ferry service to Puducherry, 3 towns from Chennai soon

The Times of India 19 Jul 2021
The announcement comes after an online meeting between Chennai Port Trust authorities and stakeholders for operating vessels. The EOI aims to prepare the way forward for prospective operators to launch the facility from Chennai port as ‘home port... Chennai port will not invest or ......
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Caravan ride, cruise ships beckon tourists

The Times of India 16 Jul 2021
Chennai ... We are planning this as domestic tourists are going to be our mainstay, tourism minister Dr M Mathiventhan told TOI ... Caravan tourism is another vertical that has tremendous potential and does not require huge investment ... The department would also explore the possibility of utilizing the existing cruise terminal at Chennai Port, he said ... ....
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TN: Caravan tour, cruise ship beckon visitors

The Times of India 16 Jul 2021
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. CHENNAI ... We are planning this as domestic tourists are going to be our mainstay, tourism minister Dr M Mathiventhan told TOI ... The department would also explore the possibility of utilizing the existing cruise terminal at Chennai Port, he said ... Tourists used to spend around two days here ... Start a Conversation ... ....
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Maersk brings direct Europe loop to South India amid transshipment woes

Journal of Commerce 16 Jul 2021
... in early August will launch a weekly, eight-vessel string from India’s Ennore port, near Chennai....
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Future of minor ports poses major concern for states

The Times of India 14 Jul 2021
K Ashok Vardhan Shetty, a former IAS officer and former vice-chancellor of the Indian Maritime University, Chennai, says the draft Indian Ports Bill 2021 contains some good parts such as provisions for safety and security of Indian ports and prevention and containment of ......
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Additional land being allotted to the greenfield airport

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2021
Nellore is industrially well-connected to South-East Asia through the Krishnapatnam Port, which is India’s largest private port ... The site is situated on the west side of the Guntur-Chennai Highway (NH-16) and 26km away from Krishnapatnam port and 50km from Ramayapatnam port....
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BOT operators appeal for policy reforms from newly appointed Shipping Minister

TeluguStop 12 Jul 2021
Examples worthwhile for consideration are PPP projects such as Adani Vizag Port coal handling terminal, Visakhapatnam Port, Steal Iron ore terminal Pvt. Ltd, New Mangalore Port and Chennai Bunkering Terminal Pvt. Ltd, Chennai Port which were under termination process whereas Vedanta owned Vizag General Cargo berth Pvt....
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Ports hit as cargo growth declines

Business Line 11 Jul 2021
The major ports have a capacity of 1,534 mt while that of non-major ports is 910 mt ... For example, over capacities in container terminals at the Chennai port cluster (ports of Chennai, Kattupalli, Ennore and Krishnapatnam) could result in stiff competition for common hinterland container cargo,” APSEZ, India’s biggest private port operator, said....
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