L & T Kattupalli Port greets Hyundai vessel
Mr Vishal Mathur, GM-Marketing & Commercial, L&T Ports, Kattupalli, presented a memento to the captain of the vessel in the presence of Mr. Jean Johnson (extreme left), General Manager, Hyundai Merchant Marine (South India), Chennai.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) vessel Hyundai Highway on Sept. 18 made a trial call at the L & T managed Kattupalli Port, Tamil Nadu.
According to Hyundai sources, the main-line vessel under Asia-Chennai-Services (ACS) made a port of call at Kattupalli International Container Terminal (KICT) around 7 in the morning and left the port by noon the same day. During the port of call at KICT, the vessel unloaded over 160 import TEUs meant for different customers.
The Port rotation for ACS service is Vostochny, Russia– Busan, Korea–Ulsan, Korea–Shanghai, China–Yantian, China—Singapore– Port Klang, Malaysia– Chennai, India—Singapore– Busan, Korea.
In honour of the new guest at their terminal, Mr. Vishal Mathur, GM-Marketing & Commercial, L & T Ports, Kattupalli, presented a memento to the Captain of the vessel in the presence of Mr. Jean Johnson, General Manager, Hyundai Merchant Marine (South India), Chennai.
While the vessel had called at KICT only on a trial basis, sources have told Sagar Sandesh that Hyundai is most likely to include Kattupalli Port into ACS services’ regular itinerary very soon.
It may be worth recalling that THAILAND CHENNAI EXPRESS SERVICE (“TCX –), a consortium of NYK & XPRESS-Feeders), which had also conducted a trial run a few months ago, began regular weekly service from KICT from Sept. 19.
According to EXIM players, a regular service from Kattupalli Port by Hyundai would give them an additional option to bring more business to the region. It may be noted here that ACS service regularly calls at Chennai Port.