- Mearsk Line to call into – Krishnapatnam Port weekly service starting April 17th, 2016
Mumbai, 13th April, 2016: Krishnapatnam Port, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast welcomes Mearsk Line India for starting a new service from Salalah, Oman to Krishnapatnam Port. It will be a weekly service, starting from April 17th, 2016.
The new service will connect customers in the surrounding area of Andhra Pradesh, Northern Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka directly to Oman and neighboring region. It will offer fast transit time between Eastern coast of India, Sri Lanka and Oman.
The ports of rotation for the Services are: Salalah – Colombo – Krishnapatnam Port – Kattupalli – Salalah
Commenting on the development, Chinta Sasidhar, Managing Director, Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) said “We are very pleased to welcome Mearsk Line and look forward to a rewarding professional relationship. The new service will substantially reduce transit time in these areas and will also minimise the cost, which will be of a huge benefit to our customers. ”
The shipping lines service coupled with the Chennai Express which has been calling Krishnapatnam Port for almost two years will benefit a large number of exporters and importers. Faster transit time and weekly fixed cut-off will benefit ensure a smooth supply chain for customers.
About Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited
Krishnapatnam Port promoted by the Hyderabad-based C.V.R. Group is a privately built and owned all weather, deep water port on the east coast of India, located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.
Krishnapatnam Port which is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined to the Southern and Central India, is the first and the only port to implement a single window system for business facilitation. The port with a transit storage area of 6800 acres has the country’s largest waterfront area of 161 sq. km, and a depth of 20.5 metres. Its current draft of 18.5 metres can accommodate full-sized cape vessel of 200,000-tonne capacity.
Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd. (KPCL) which was formed by winning the mandate from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on BOST (Build–Operate-Share-Transfer) concession basis for 50 years is being built in three phases and currently the second phase is underway.