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20192018
Karaikal Port flags off 150th Rake from Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System

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.

Karaikal Port Chairman rides 283 KM Cyclothon to mark Port’s 10th Anniversary

Karaikal Port, with a vision of becoming India’s preferred and responsible maritime gateway, completed its 10th year of operations on 15th Apr, 2019.
To mark this occasion Mr. GRK Reddy, Chairman and Promoter Director of Karaikal Port undertook a marathon cycling ride from Chennai to Karaikal Port on 14th April, 2019 to promote sustainable development considering the interests of all stakeholders like investors, lenders, government authorities and the society at large.

Traversing across ECR, Mahabalipuram, Puducherry, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Thirukadayiur, Tharangambadi and finally concluding at Karaikal, this 283 Km long expedition took just 14 hours of riding time The ride was flagged on the ECR Toll gate 13th April 2019 at 7:30 pm and reached Mahabalipuram at 9 PM and Pondicherry at 01:30 midnight. After a short break, the ride started again at 04:30 AM and reached Tharangambadi 01:30 pm. With a break the expedition started from Tharangambadi at 4: 30 PM and reached Karaikal at 5: 40 PM.
On completing the marathon ride Mr. GRK Reddy said “It’s a revealing experience to embrace the spirit of heritage and experience the beautiful country side with numerous landmarks of arts and culture. It is my closest moment with nature while experiencing strong wind under scorching sun”.
The journey was truly a remembrance of 13 years of existence of Karaikal Port – Remembering the days of construction work, the day of first vessel berthing and now the current position, how Karaikal port has grown in multiple dimensions and has empowered its economic activities of import and export.

The 10th Year Anniversary was celebrated at the port on 15th April 2019, in the presence of Employees, Villagers and Women Social Help groups. Sweets were distributed to the nearby villages to mark the occasion.

Karaikal port offers free skill training and employment program in association with L&T Handed over training selection letters for 213 candidates today.

Karaikal, January 05th 2019: Karaikal Port in association with L&T Construction Skill Training Institute conducted a selection drive to offer free skill training and employment opportunity for the youth in the regions of Karaikal, Nagapattinam and Nagore. This program is aimed at increasing the employ ability of youth and to provide them with an employment opportunity at L&T under CSR Program of Karaikal Port

The selection drive that took place on 04-Jan-2018 in Karaikal attracted more than 500 candidates out of which 212 candidates were selected for the program.

The candidates can upgrade their skills in fields such as Form work carpentry, Bar Bending & steel fixing, Masonry and Electrician courses. The selected candidates will go through a structured training of 600 hours (3 months) at L&T construction Skills Training Institute, Kanchipuram.

Candidates in the age group of 18 to 35 and with a minimum education of 5th standard can apply to this program. Certificate will be issued by CSDCI (Construction Skill Development Council of India) and Course Completion Certificate will be provided jointly by L&T and Karaikal Port Private Limited. After the successful completion of the training, the selected candidates will also be offered employment in L & T

Speaking on the occasion Mr. GRK Reddy, Chairman and Promoter Director- Karaikal Port, “Through this program, we believe that we have talented youth who can be trained to take up into the expansion plans of the existing industries coming in and around Nagore, Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts. ”

Mr. K Muralidharan, CEO – Karaikal Port said “We look forward to turn this into an employment-linked skill training program. We are excited to launch this program with L&T as part of our commitment in enabling port-led skill development by up skilling the youth of Karaikal for the region’s growth”

Mr. Niranjan Mishra, Principal – L &T Construction Skill Training Institute, Kanchipuram said “To prioritize the role of youth in our nation’s growth, by making them employable, we have partnered with Karaikal Port for empowering Youth in and around Karaikal, Nagore and Nagapattinam districts. We are giving training for four trades namely, Form Work Carpentry, Bar bending, Masonry and Electrician.”

Karaikal Port extends relief to victims of Gaja Cyclone

With a commitment to develop and socially support the community in and around Karaikal, Karaikal Port Private Limited (KPPL) organized relief packages to the villages badly affected by the Gaja Cyclone.

Two truckloads of relief material worth Rs. 15 Lakhs which included Tarpaulin, Sarees, Dhothi, Bedsheets and Clothes for men, women and children were distributed to the affected villages. Employees of Karaikal Port directly visited several villages like Keelaiyur, Thaiyathopu, Achukattalai, Thiruvasal, Vanamahadevi and Vella Pallam of Nagapattinam district and distributed the packages.

More than 2000 families were benefitted through this relief activity.

The relief process was guided and supported by the Karaikal District Collector Mr. Kesavan, Nagapattinam District Collector Mr. Suresh Kumar, Ms. Devaki – Special Officer Centralized Relief materials camp Nagapattinam and CSR team of Karaikal port lead by Mr. Rajeswar Reddy – GM, Karaikal Port.

Mr. Rajeswar Reddy, GM – Karaikal Port said that “The Management of KPPL will render their support to the people affected by cyclone and CSR wing will help in Relief & Rehabilitation of people in Karaikal and Nagapattinam.”

Karaikal Port turns Greener and Technology-enabled, Inaugurates Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System
Karaikal 30th October, 2018

Karaikal Port turns Greener and Technology-enabled,Inaugurates Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System – Karaikal, October 30th 2018:

Keeping the commitment to make the Port an environment friendly one, Karaikal Port inaugurated “Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System” built with an investment of Rs 600 Cr, in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Pondicherry, Shri. V. Narayanasamy today.

Mechanization will improve the cargo handling efficiency of Karaikal Port. This will enable discharge of cargo with higher discharge rates of up to 40,000 MT per day and will ensure 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.

Mr. GRK Reddy Chairman and Promoter Director, said “Through Mechanization, we offer an improved bulk handling system for bulk shipments at our port. This improved efficiency of port operations through mechanization helps in faster turnaround of ships arriving at Karaikal and also our cargo dispatch rates will increase significantly by Rail or Road.”

“This fully automated Bulk Handling System would help better discharging of cargo from ships through Ship Unloaders and dispatch the cargo through Wagon loading and Truck loading stations via Conveyors system with a capacity 4,000 TPH, facilitating faster turnaround of vessels, rakes and trucks.” he added.

The state-of-the-art infrastructure for Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling system at the port includes 2 Stacker-Reclaimers and belt conveyor system of 5.7 km.

The port has handled 55 MMT of Cargo since operations and has been reaching out to regional and international markets through its world-class service and facilities at economical cost.

Mechanization is expected to increase the capacity utilization of the port along with strengthening of the port infrastructure and increasing the berth productivity for handling Vessels at the port.

With excellent rail and road connectivity to its industrial belts and markets of Tamil Nadu, the mechanized project will up the volume of cargo handled at the port. The port is also planning to have expansion projects including addition of warehousing facilities and has adequate land availability to make it the prime destination for Investments.

ABOUT KARAIKAL PORT

Karaikal Port, an important port along the East Coast of India, handles diverse cargo. Since inception, 53 MMT of cumulative cargo has been handled at the port.

Karaikal Port has initiated Mechanization of Bulk Cargo handling system to improve the efficiency of the port. The project has reached its advanced stage of completion is expected to be commissioned by 15th September 2018.

KPPL has been providing employment opportunities directly and indirectly for more than 50,000 people in marine operations, truck operations and other important supporting fields for the last 10 years.

Karaikal Port Invests 600 Cr in Mechanization - Karaikal 16th June, 2018

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.

Mechanization will improve and enhance the bulk cargo handling at the port in an automated and efficient manner. This process will offer the most convenient trade and efficient operations for the East Coast of India.

“We have taken steps to enhance the efficiency of the port by integrating the mechanization process for smooth and environment friendly bulk cargo handling. Inspite of a dip in the GDP growth, we have invested 600 cr in Mechanization for improving the port operations. We believe this is our biggest responsibility towards the people especially in Karaikal and Nagapattinam districts.” said Mr. GRK Reddy, Promoter Director of Karaikal Port.

FLSmidth & Co, Rice Lake Weighing Systems India Limited, ABB, Chennai Radha Engineering, ASB Infra and Siemens are involved in the implementation process, supply, and integration and commissioning of the equipments under this project.

The mechanization envisages direct unloading through a ship unloader and handled through a conveyor automatic stacker-cum-re-claimer. The process helps in the auto-loading system into wagons and trucks. The mechanization procedures will ease the bulk cargo handling steps in the port, by ensuring zero handling loss.

Through mechanization, the port is expected to facilitate de-congestion, faster discharge of bulk cargo, strengthening and deepening of berths -3 rd and 4th, faster turnaround of vessels, reducing supply chain and logistics cost of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry states.

Karaikal port supports students to Showcase innovative science models at expo Varichikudy 20th July, 2018

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.

The aim of the expo was to aspire young minds in the field of Science and Technology. Karaikal Port collaborated with Space Kids India and launched Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation to inculcate learning in young minds in an interesting and innovative way. This partnership is expected to create Social Scientists in and around Karaikal, who would grow up to support the overall regional development.

More than 700 projects from 100 government and private schools from Nagapattinam, Nagore and Karaikal were on display on the expo day. The expo had Innovative and Creative projects that mainly focused on range of topics like Robotics, Aerospace, Electronics, Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics and other Innovative Topics.

Speaking on the occasion, GRK Reddy, Chairman and Promoter Director-Karaikal Port, who initiated this venture, shared his appreciation for the talented kids “We are glad to be part of this initiative – Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation which organized this expo. We believe that students are naturally inquisitive and we should create opportunities to nurture their talents and help them build their scientific temper. We look forward to continue our efforts through this foundation, so that we will have more entrepreneurs, real thinkers and problem solvers for building a better nation.”

The selected students would receive one year free training through Dr Kalam Science and Technology Foundation. Karaikal port has introduced many socially relevant initiatives since 2009 and believes in multi dimensional transformation of Karaikal Region. Dr. Kalam Science & Technology Foundation will be an another major step to facilitate educational initiatives that aligns with Karaikal port’s commitment to drive the region into development track. In the coming months, the port will focus on a slew of events and projects to implement the dreams of Kalam in facilitating opportunities to provide urban amenities to rural areas of Karaikal.

R. Kesavan I.A.S, District Collector, Karaikal; Ms Geetha Anandhan, MLA TR Pattinam; Dr SS Mantha,Former AICTE Chairman; Ms Reshma Nilofer Naha, First Woman River Pilot, Kolkata Port Trust; Prof Dr Vaidehi Ganesan, Retired Senior Scientist, IGCAR, Dept of Atomic Energy, Kalpakkam; Dr Soundar Rajan PM,Group director, Defense Avionics Research Establishment; Dr S. Amar Prasad Reddy,Director General, National Cyber Safety & Security Standards and Master Sabari Venkat National Awardee, Best Creative Child were present on the occasion.

Some of the Innovative Topic Entries for the Expo:

Gesture Operated Robot, Home Made Drone, Humanoid Robot In Army, Benefit of Nat Agriculture, Footboard Jammer, Low cost Mosquito repellent, Model on Agriculture Management, Women Safety Instruments, Mobile Charging with vegetables, Renewable energy from revolving doors, Model on Rain Water Harvesting, Model On Waste Management, Recycling of Polymers, Bio Fuel, Irrigation from drainage water, Solar Crop cultivation, Automatic street light, Tsunami Alarm, Re-Cycling of Carry bags, Humanoid Robots in battlefield, Sensor street light system, Producing current using vegetables.

About Karaikal Port:

Karaikal Port, an important port along the East Coast of India, handles diverse cargo. Since inception, 53 MMT of cumulative cargo has been handled at the port.

Karaikal Port has initiated Mechanization of Bulk Cargo handling system to improve the efficiency of the port. The project has reached its advanced stage of completion is expected to be commissioned by 15th September 2018.

KPPL has been providing employment opportunities directly and indirectly for more than 50,000 people in marine operations, truck operations and other important supporting fields for the last 10 years.

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Karaikal port is launching Dr. Kalam science & technology foundation For social inclusion Karaikal 30th June, 2018

Karaikal port is launching Dr. Kalam science & technology foundation For social inclusion Karaikal 30

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.

Ms. GeethaAnandhan, MLA T.R Pattinam and Mr. R. Kesavan, IAS, KaraikalDistrict Collector were the chief guest and Guest of Honor respectively for the occasion.

Speaking about the benevolent initiative, GRK Reddy, Promoter Director &Chairman, Karaikal Port said, “The foundation is a tribute to DrAPJ Abdul Kalam’s dream of inspiring and ignitingyoung aspiring minds in latest technology, space exploration to become next generation scientists, engineers and real-world problem solvers and entrepreneurs for social inclusion.”

“Dr.Kalam Innovation Kids Expo” will be the first project amongst other future initiatives for “Dr. Kalam Science & Technology Foundation.” The expo will be organized on July 20th 2018 at Government polytechnic college Varichikudy, wherein young studentsfrom 6th to 12th standard classes from Karaikal and Nagapattinamcan submit their science projects. Students from more than 1,500 schools in these two places will benefit from this initiative.

Through “Dr.Kalam Innovation Kids Expo”, 100 students with best projects will be identified for the one year training and hands on experience on special weekend days. And the expo winners will also be taken for a trip to Puducherry Science Centre and Dr. Kalam’s Memorial at Rameswaram on July 27th 2018 as part of “Dr Abdul Kalam Remembrance Day”.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. SrimathyKesan, Founder & CEO of Space Kidz India said, “Dr. Kalam Science & Technology Foundation will enable the students to think about, discuss and solve social problems through a one year laboratory programme. Through the expo, the selected students will receive free one year training and hands on experience in the field of Aerospace, Robotics and electronics for the school children within the age limit of 12-18.”

Karaikal port has introduced many socially relevant initiatives since 2009 and believes in multi dimensional transformation of Karaikal Region. Dr. Kalam Science & Technology Foundation will be an another major step to facilitate educational initiatives that aligns with Karaikal port’s commitment to drive the region into development track. In the coming months, the port will focus on a slew of events and projects to implement the dreams of Kalam in facilitating opportunities to provide urban amenities to rural areas of Karaikal.

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About Karaikal Port:

Karaikal Port, an important port along the East Coast of India, handles diverse cargo. Since inception, 53 MMT of cumulative cargo has been handled at the port. A host of support services such as logistics has elevated the port as the efficient port, unleashing the economic potential of central Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

Karaikal port has also embarked on Mechanization project which is expected to be completed by September 2018 month end.

KPPL has been providing employment opportunities directly and indirectly for more than 50,000 people in marine operations, truck operations and other important supporting fields for the last 10 years.

About Space Kidz India:

Space Kidz India (SKI) is an organization creating “Young Scientists” for the “Country” and spreading awareness among children for a “borderless World”. It creates International experiential learning for students in the field of Science, Technology, Art and Culture.

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