Rajive Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping visits CCTL

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FEB 10, 2015: Rajive Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, visited DP World Chennai (CCTL).He was accompanied by Atulya Mishra, Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) Chairman and various other ChPT dignitaries.
Rajive Kumar appreciated CCTL’s continuous commitment towards safeguarding the environment. Kumar made a contribution to CCTL’s efforts towards a greener and cleaner environment by planting a sapling in the premises of the terminal.
During this event Ennarasu Karunesan, CEO  & Director, DP World Chennai gave a detailed presentation on the 13 years journey of CCTL along with the concurrent trade & market developments. The presentation concluded with the contemporary status of the terminal.
Rajive Kumar’s enthusiasm for the EXIM trade was displayed through the detailed discussion on the status of EXIM trade handled by CCTL & ChPT and other Indian ports on a comparative note with neighboring countries. Ennarasu Karunesan, CEO & Director, DP World Chennai pointed out the existing challenges in terms of Vessel Related Charges (VRC) and highlighted the concessions required to retain & nurture the trade growth at Chennai & in India.
The focus dwelt in a detailed manner on the infrastructure developments pending at Chennai, namely Ennore Manali Road Improvement Project (EMRIP), Elevated Expressway, 8 lane gateway & toll complex, Utilisation of Iron Ore Area and Rail mode traffic of containers. The means and methods to overcome the obstacles hindering the various projects were enquired by the Secretary with ChPT, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and other Government agencies in attendance. He further offered suggestions in resolving the issues involving sections of society, governmental agencies and various other stakeholders.
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