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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New dispute resolution mechanism raises hopes among port operators

Business Line 24 Jan 2022
On December 27, Chennai Port Authority and Chettinad Logistics Pvt Ltd signed a settlement agreement to end a decade-old dispute over a contract awarded to Chettinad in 2008 for installing a semi-mechanised closed conveyor system for coal handling at Jawahar Dock and its operation and maintenance (O&M) for three years....

Rajratan Global to make Chennai greenfield plant an export hub

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022
Chennai ... Wire is planning to double capacity at its greenfield plant in Chennai and use it as an export hub ... The Chennai factory will be primarily export-oriented because of its proximity to a port....

Chennai: Encroachers deny family cremation rights

The Times of India 17 Jan 2022
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. Chennai. Encroachers deny family cremation rights. No bail for bank manager in Port Trust fixed deposit scam. No vapour recovery systems at petrol bunks. Two cops transferred for assaulting maskless biker. CHENNAI ... The family later conducted the cremation at a different facility ... Looking for Something? ... Mini Crossword ... ....

Holiday for all schoolkids till January 31: TN govt

The Times of India 17 Jan 2022
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. Holiday for all schoolkids till January 31. Tamil Nadu govt. Ashwa Bravo for Hyd event. No bail for bank manager in Port Trust fixed deposit scam ... CHENNAI ... So, school reopening will not be an issue when Covid-19 cases subside," said Padmaja R, headmistress of Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School in Saidapet ... ....

No bail for bank manager in Port Trust fixed deposit scam

The Times of India 16 Jan 2022
A special court for CBI cases has denied bail to the manager of Indian Bank, Koyambedu branch who has been arrayed as an accused in the Chennai Port Trust fixed deposit scam, where fraudulent premature closure of fixed deposits led to a loss of 45 crore....

No relief in sight for industries stung by supply chain woes While demand surged, the ...

Deccan Herald 15 Jan 2022
A shipping container that cost around $1500 for a 20-feet dry container and $2000 for a 40-feet dry container pre-pandemic, now costs an average of $2250 for a 20-feet dry container in India’s largest container port Nhava Sheva and $5200 for a 40-feet dry container in Chennai, according to Container xChange data from December 2021....

Chennai: How IMD can get its house in order

The Times of India 14 Jan 2022
Chennai ... Gallantry fancied to triumph in Chennai feature event. CHENNAI ... The nearly two-decade doppler weather at Chennai Port is aging and meteorologists say the radar in Chennai and Karaikal, that can scan the sky within a 400 km radius, alone may not be enough to cover the entire state....

Home secretary promises Centre’s support to resolve AP, TS issues

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jan 2022
Vijayawada. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has promised the support from the Centre to resolve all pending issues between AP and TS amicably ... He called for development of Ramayapatnam port instead of Duggarajupatnam port and also Visakhapatnam-Chennai industrial corridor and release of the tax dues to AP from the Centre .......

Telangana, Andhra stick to their stands on bifurcation issues

The Siasat Daily 13 Jan 2022
... complex, Kadapa steel plant, need to upgrade Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, and Tirupati airports as international airports, development of Ramayapatnam port instead of Duggirajupatnam port, the Visakhapatnam-Chennai industrial corridor and tax rebates receivable from the Centre....

Fruit Growers seek GoI’s intervention, demand ban on Iranian apples

The Wire 12 Jan 2022
Srinagar, Jan 12 ... “The GST has increased from 12 percent to 18 percent ... Bashir said that, as per their information, many people have dumped the Iranian apples at the ports of Mumbai and Chennai, which they later sell at low rates in the Indian Mandi’s as compared to Kashmiri apples ... “There should be tax imposed on it.”....

Covid rules delay crew change at Chennai port

The Times of India 06 Jan 2022
Covid rules delay crew change at Chennai port ... Stringent Covid-19 protocols that include mandatory RTPCR negative test results have led to long delays in new crew change on vessels at Chennai Port ... A senior officer from the Chennai Port Trust (CPT) said the port management was strictly enforcing the standard operating procedure round the clock....

Stringent Covid protocol leads to delay in ship crew change at Chennai port

TeluguStop 06 Jan 2022
Chennai, Jan 6 . The ship crew change, which was taking place periodically at Chennai port, has got struck following the stringent Covid standard. Read More. .......