Friday, June 7, 2013

Regular weekly TCX service from Kattupalli International Container Terminal (KICT)


The Larsen and Toubro’s (L & T) Kattupalli International Container Terminal (KICT) at Kattupalli, Chennai, has started making waves in the world EXIM map of late, as it began a regular and fixed services to Thailand from the newly inaugurated facility.
On June 7 (0025 hrs), NYK Container Line Ltd’s vessel Iwaki, a part of Thailand Chennai Express (TCX) service, called at the Kattupalli Port.
Speaking to Sagar Sandesh, a senior Kattupalli Port official said that the terminal handled 135 import boxes (TEUs) and 16 export boxes in less than two hours.
It may be noted that in the first TCX Service X-PRESS INDUS in April this year, the KICT handled about 162 TEUs.
Besides, the port management also announced that a TCX vessel would call at Kattupalli Port every week and requested the EXIM fraternity in the region to utilize these services.

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