Shri. R. K. Kulshrestha, General Manager of Southern Railway s, flags off the rake at Thiruvarur Railway Junction Thiruvarur, February 11th 2019:
Karaikal Port’s 150th Cargo Loaded Rake from its Mechanized Baulk Cargo Handling System was flagged by the General Manager of Southern Railway, Shri. R. K. Kulshrestha in the presence of Shri. K. Muralidharan, Chief Executive Officer, Karaikal Port Private Limited and Shri. D. Udaya
Kumar, Dy. Regional Manager, Southern Railways today. Karaikal Port has reached this key milestone in just 3 months from inauguration of its Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System.
The 150th rake which consists of 59 wagons was flagged of at Thiruvarur Railway Junction today.The Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry, Shri. V. Narayanasamy on 30-October-2018 at Karaikal Port.
Mechanization has improved the cargo handling efficiency of Karaikal Port and has enabled discharge of cargo with higher discharge rates of up to 40,000 MT per day and ensures that the gearless ship’s stay at Port is reduced to two and half days. As the cargo is inter carted in closed
conveyor systems, environment protection is enhanced to large extend, thus making Karaikal Port a nature-friendly and technology-enabled port in South India.
Karaikal Port Private Limited, India’s most preferred and Responsible maritime gateway is located near the town of Karaikal in the Union Territory of Pondicherry and was commissioned in April 2009. Since operations, the port has handled diverse cargo such as: Agro commodities
like Wheat, Sugar; Cement, Fertilizers, Coal, Project cargo, Liquid cargo including Edible Oil; and Containers. Karaikal port enables efficient transportation of goods. This is attained through, the advanced cargo handling equipment, sufficient and damage-free warehousing facilities, faster
turnaround of vessels and smooth evacuation of cargo with well evolved competitive logistics support.