Sunday, June 15, 2014
‘Mormugao port will help industries in North Karnataka boost business’
PANAJI, JUNE 8: Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), the South Goa-based major port, has urged entrepreneurs in the Hubli region to utilise facilities available at the port in Goa, to import and export vegetable oil, processed food, and other potential products.
Addressing a trade meet organised by MPT, the Karnatak Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), District Industries Centre, and Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre, in Hubli on Friday, P Mara Pandiyan, Chairman of MPT, stated that export and import through MPT would help industries in North Karnataka region to expand their business.
He explained that MPT is a multi-commodity port. For the last two years, West Coast Paper Mill in Dandeli has been importing wood chips through the port, and around 250 trucks transport wood from MPT to Dandeli. This has increased the turnover of the paper mill as well. Two years ago, granite export from MPT was nil, and now, nearly 90 per cent of the granite from Karnataka is being exported through MPT.
“Jindal imports coal and exports steel through Goa using the same railway rakes, and this has resulted in better benefits for the company and the railways,” said Pandiyan.
“MPT has a transparent administrative system and exporters and importers are happy with the facilities offered there. The port has the facilities such as tanks, cold storages and containers,” he said, wooing businessmen in the region to visit MPT to understand the facilities offered there.