Press Releases

2018

Karaikal Port turns Greener and Technology-enabled,Inaugurates Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System
Karaikal 30th October, 2018: - Keeping the commitment to make the Port an environment friendly one, Karaikal Port inaugurated “Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System
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Karaikal Port Invests 600 Cr in Mechanization
Karaikal 16th June, 2018: - Karaikal Port, India’s most Preferred and Responsible maritime gateway has invested 600 Cr in Mechanization for Bulk Material handling system, which will increase productivity, improve economy and vastly improve the protection of environment.
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Karaikal port supports students to Showcase innovative science models at expo
Varichikudy 20th July, 2018: Over 700 Students exhibited their Science Models at Government Polytechnic College, Varichikudy at Karaikal as part of Dr Kalam Innovation Kids Expo organized by Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation, an initiative by Karaikal Port.
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Karaikal port is launching Dr. Kalam science & technology foundation For social inclusion
Karaikal 30th June, 2018: Karaikal Port, India’s Preferred and Responsible Maritime Gateway and Space Kidz India , a Chennai based organization that facilitates experiential learning for students in the fields of Science and Technology, today introduced a joint initiative “Dr. Kalam Science & Technology Foundation” within Port vicinity at Karaikal.
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2013

Karaikal Port & MSSRF proudly announce the success of their joint initiative, "Knowledge Connectivity Program"
Chennai 19 June 2013: - Witnessing a highly successful joint endeavour in the form of "Knowledge Connectivity for Rural Empowerment" project, Karaikal Port & MSSRF have plans to scale-up this initiative for greater social benefits in the Karaikal & Nagappatinam regions.
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KARAIKAL PORT celebrates WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2013
Chennai, June 6, 2013 - Karaikal Port celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ meaningfully on June 5th 2013 , through a variety of programmes to drive awareness on the need for preserving environment within the employees and community around
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CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAMME 2013 At KARAIKAL
Karaikal, May 29, 2013: Karaikal Port Pvt. Ltd. in association with M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation today organised a Career Guidance Programme at Karaikal for the student community in the district. Mr. Anto Alphonse, IPS, Senior Superintendent of Police, Karaikal graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and released the “Career Guidance Booklet”.
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KARAIKAL PORT BAGS ‘MOST ADMIRED EMERGING INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY – TRANSPORT’ AWARD at the prestigious 5TH KPMG INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY AWARDS’ 2013
Karaikal, March 12, 2013: Karaikal Port was selected as the ‘Most admired emerging Infrastructure Company’ under ‘transport’ category at the ‘KPMG-Infrastructure Today Awards 2013.’
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“Karaikal Port enters ‘Box Club’ of TN ports, begins container handling”
Chennai, February 15, 2013: Karaikal Port enters ‘Box Club’ of TN ports, begins container handling. The inaugural call of the 1,900 TEUs container vessel M.V. Tiger Bridge was marked with the exchange of mementoes with Capt. Celerian Dennis, Captain of the vessel, and the operators with the port.
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2012

Karaikal Port – Creating sustainable livelihoods for Womenfolk
Karaikal, December 13, 2012: Karaikal Port has been taking several measures to usher social & economic prosperity for the greater benefit of the people living around the Port neighbourhood. Since empowerment can be ensured only with better quality of life, more income and overall happiness, Karaikal Port has taken up the Self Help Group (SHG) initiative and started promoting the Self Help Groups in the region. Self help groups have proved to be the most effective approach to make women economically self reliant.
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KARAIKAL PORT BAGS THE ‘BEST PROJECT’ AWARD AT THE PRESTIGIOUS D&B – AXIS BANK INFRA AWARDS 2012
Karaikal, October 26, 2012:Karaikal Port was selected as the ‘Best project’ under the category Port Development at the ‘D&B – Axis Bank Infra Awards 2012.’
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KARAIKAL PORT BAGS 'INNOVATIVE PORT OF THE YEAR' AWARD
Karaikal, August 3, 2012:Karaikal Port was recently awarded as the “Innovative Port of the Year” at the 4th South East CEO Conclave 2012 held recently. The award was presented to Karaikal Port for its relentless, continuous innovation in port development & operations at a glitter ceremony where top performers from the Indian logistics and shipping sector were honoured.
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Karaikal Port & MS Swaminathan Research Foundation proudly announce the success of their joint initiative, “Knowledge Connectivity Program”
Karaikal, July 10, 2012: Witnessing the resounding success of the “Knowledge Connectivity for Rural Empowerment” project, Karaikal Port has plans to upscale its initiatives for social benefits in the Karaikal & Nagappatinam region. The project is one of the social initiatives of Karaikal Port executed in partnership with M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) since November 2011. It has enhanced the livelihood opportunities by directly & indirectly reaching out to over 20,000 which includes farmers, fishermen and Self Help Group women (SHGs) across Nagapattinam & Karaikal regions.
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Karaikal Port BAGS THE PRESTIGIOUS MMA AWARD FOR MANAGERIAL EXCELLENCE 2012
Chennai, July 06, 2012 – Karaikal Port bagged the prestigious “MMA Award for Managerial Excellence” (MAME 2012) in Services Sector. This award was presented to GRK Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Karaikal Port by Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director – IIT, Madras at MMA’s 56th Annual General Meeting. Also gracing the occasion were N. Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, The India cements Ltd, Mr Ravi Viswanathan, President MMA, Mr K. Kumar, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd and Mr Venky Rajgopal, Senior Vice President, MMA. MMA Awards are given to companies, institutions who have excelled in their business segment.
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KARAIKAL PORT ATTRACTS EQUITY INVESTMENT OF Rs 130 CRORES
Chennai, June 27, 2012:Karaikal Port Private Limited, today announced that Standard Chartered Private Equity (Mauritius) II Limited has invested Rs. 130 crores (by way of primary and secondary investments) in MARG Karaikal Port for a minority stake. The primary subscription funds will be used for the Karaikal Port expansion plans which will enhance the port’s capacity from 21 MMTPA to 28 MMTPA.
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KARAIKAL PORT RESCUES FISHERMEN AND THEIR BOAT
Karaikal, June 21, 2012:Karaikal Port responded with alacrity in rescuing a fishing boat that was stranded in the midst of territorial waters. At around 9 am on June 15, 2012 Karaikal Port received a distress call from the Nagore Fishing Panchayat requesting the rescue of fishing boat which was stranded in the territorial waters of the Port. The authorities at the port acted swiftly by deputing a team of divers and excavators to rescue the fishermen and the boat. A team of fifteen members were involved in the rescue operation that lasted for two hours.
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GREEN KALAM INITITIATIVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES 1 MILLION SAPLINGS ACROSS TAMIL NADU
Cuddalore, June 07, 2012 – 'Green Kalam', a mega environment friendly initiative has successfully completed plantation of more than 1 million tree saplings across Tamil Nadu. The initiative spearheaded by
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