Kota Halus from East Africa (Port Matwara) called at New Mangalore Port

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Mangalore, Dec 3: Main Line container vessel of M/s Pacific International Lines (PIL)-M.V. Kota Halus from East Africa (Port Matwara) called at New Mangalore Port on Monday Dec 2, making it the fifth vessel to be called at the Port during the current financial year.

The vessel started its operation of unloading 175 boxes of raw cashew to various cashew processing units situated in and around Mangalore. The vessel while sailing back to East Africa enrooted Jabal Ali in Dubai will load export containers.

Main Line vessel MV Kota Nalus is expected to call at the Port on September 10 and MV Kota Haram is expected to reach the port on September 23.

These two vessels will be sailing back to East Africa with export containers enroot Singapore. The advantage of Main Line vessel directly calling at the Port is the reduced transit time and handling cost.  The voyage from East Africa to Mangalore will be only 9-10  days whereas vessels via Colombo  take 28 days.

Dr. P. Tamilvanan, Chairman stated that this is the result of NMPT’s marketing efforts.  “From a humble beginning with 1 vessel during 2007-08, now it is the 36th Main Line vessel calling at the Port”- he  added.  M/s Seamaster Shipping Logistics (Seaways group) are the agents of the vessel.

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