New Mangalore Port Attracts more Cargo from Chikkamagaluru
Mangaluru: The proactive business promotion drive by the Port by conducting Business Meets at various locations of the hinterland had yielded positive results. The Port had a series of business meets at Chikkamagaluru and Mudigere where various potential coffee curing & Trading firms are located. The recent meet conducted on 28th & 29th July 2016 with M/s Mudremane Coffee Curers, M/s Vidya Coffee and M/s Belur Coffee Curing & Trading Co. has contributed the movement of more coffee for export through the Port. M/s Mudremane Coffee and M/s Belur Coffee, who are already using New Mangalore Port has assured to divert more cargo through the Port. M/s Vidya Coffee, who have set up state of the art new fully mechanized coffee curing plant at Chikkamagaluru has committed to moving their entire export consignments through New Mangalore Port.
New Mangalore Port being the highest coffee exporting port in the country is keen on adding more infrastructure for the smooth handling of containers. Additional container storage area of 20,000 sq. mtrs already commissioned and another 23,000 sq. mtrs is nearing completion. In addition to the existing 3 reach stackers, 2 more will be inducted by Sept.2016. The Port is also in the process of mechanizing one of its general cargo berths for exclusively handling containers and other clean cargo. Once all these development works are completed the port is expected to emerge as one of the leading container handling ports on the west coast of the country.