Kerala trade has to come back to Cochin Port: Antony

June 24, 2015 11:22 am Published by

The Chairman of Cochin Port Trust (CoPT), Mr Paul Antony, IAS, has urged the Kerala trade to come back to Cochin Port for businesses instead of relying on other ports.

Speaking at an interactive session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Cochin, here on June 19, Mr Antony said that access to Cochin Port through road was set to become more convenient in the coming days as the Kerala government had assigned a panel, which included himself, the task of studying the current standard of transport in the state and come out with a report, in order to make changes to the outdated road transport laws.

The new land policy pertaining to Cochin Port is beneficial for businessmen as it allowed every individual business to lease land and properties directly from the Port instead of subleasing from a land owner. Therefore, businesses using subleased lands now have to pay only half the price, he said.

The Chairman stressed that no vessel coming to the Port will be handled manually anymore.

While Mr Rajkumar Gupta, President of ICCI, gave the welcome address, Mr A. A. Abdul Azeez, the immediate past President, proposed the vote of thanks.

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