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SCI starts new Chennai Port Blair Service

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Date: 19/05/2018
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The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has started a new service called ‘Chennai Port Blair Service (CPBS) to run between Chennai and Port Blair. The first voyage of CPBS was inaugurated at DP World Terminal, Chennai on 15th May 2018 in the presence of Capt. R. Venkatesh, Terminal CEO, DP World Chennai and Shri J.S.Kishore, Deputy General Manager, SCI Chennai.

This service is expected to facilitate and augment the movement of cargo from ports on the western coast of India (such as Kandla, Mundra etc) to Port Blair via Chennai. This service will immensely benefit the shippers and the trade between east and west coast of India. SCI expects to obtain higher volumes of cargo by targeting high revenue project cargoes which are moving towards the A&N Islands for various infrastructure developments.

On this occasion, Capt. Anoop Sharma, CMD said ‘SCI has always been on the forefront in terms of providing yeomen service to the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This service is one more step in that direction. I am happy to announce the beginning of this much awaited coastal connectivity between Chennai & Port Blair’.

The launch event was held on 15th May 2018 with the sailing scheduled on 16th May 2018 for which SCI has in-chartered the vessel MV ‘Xpress Pumori’.

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