Mr P.C. Parida, previously Deputy Chairman with Chennai Port Trust, has been appointed as Chairman of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) by the Ministry of Shipping.
On March 15, Mr Parida took charge as the new Chairman at the port administrative building located at Panambur, 170 nautical miles South of Mormugao Port and 191 nautical miles North of Cochin Port.
Prior to his present assignment Mr Parida was working as Deputy Chairman, Chennai Port Trust from January, 2011. He also worked as Dy. Chairman, Mormugao Port Trust from November, 2008 to December, 2010, FA&CAO of Chennai Port Trust from September, 2001 to October 2008, FA&CAO of V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust (erstwhile Tuticorin Port Trust) from August, 1996 to September, 2001.
During his tenure in different ports, Mr Parida was associated with many projects i.e. privatization of first Container Terminal at V.O. Chidambaranar Port, 1st and 2nd Container Terminal at Chennai Port, privatization of Coal Terminal at Mormugao Port etc.
He was also associated in merger of Cargo Handling Pool at Tuticorin with VOC Port and Chennai Dock Labour Board with Chennai Port.
Mr Parida is a Graduate in Commerce and Law and Associated Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India.
After gaining rich experience in various ports in various capacities, Mr P.C. Parida is expected to elevate New Mangalore Port to greater heights. Immediately after assuming the charges, the new chairman had discussions with all the departments of the port, Port Users and Labour representatives and sought their cooperation for the overall development of New Mangalore Port.