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Regular Container Barge Service Between Kottayam Port and Cochin Port

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March 06, 2019

KOCHI:
A long pending dream of introducing regular container barge service between Cochin Port and Kottayam Port will soon be a reality.

Container barge service between Cochin and Kottayam via National Waterways-3 and National Waterways-9 will commence on 8 th March 2019. A meeting was convened by A.V. Ramana, Chairman(i/c), Cochin Port Trust today (05.03.2019) with officers from Customs Department and representatives from Kottayam Port, IGTPL, Shipping Lines, Custom Brokers & other stakeholders to finalise the arrangements for a regular container barge service.

‘The barge service will help reduce carbon footprint and cost for first & last mile connectivity thereby fulfilling the objective of ‘Sagarmala’ programme of Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India’ said A. V. Ramana.