Lost your password?
Don't have an account? Sign Up

DBGT Inaugurates new feeder service from Tuticorin connecting Male and Colombo

Share This News Story:

Dakshin Bhart Gateway Terminal (DBGT) inaugurated the new Feeder Service call to Male TMC (Tuticorin -Male-Colombo) on 20 December 2020. The maiden call of the service by feeder Vessel M.V.Iberian Express,  Operated by MSS (Maldives State Shipping, Male) and handled at Tuticorin by Smart Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., India.

The Gibraltar-flagged vessel M.V.Iberian Express, operated by MSS (Maldives State Shipping, Male) with Length overall of  147.84 metres, beam of  23.25 metres, and arrival draft of  7.5 & 8.1 metres arrived at DBGT, VOC Port, Tuticorin on 20 December 2020 from Colombo. The Shipping Agents for the vessel is Smart Marine Services Pvt Ltd., India.

Mr. Bimal Kumar Jha, Deputy Chairman, VOC Port Trust (VOCPT) appreciated the efforts of Vessel Operator Smart Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., and DBGT for introduction of this service from VOCPT and extend warm wishes for the successful running of this service in the future.

Mr. P. Badrinath, General Manager, Smart Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., stated that their Director & JMD – Mr. K.S. Kandasamy and Mr. K. Krishnakumar, have been thinking on this service for quite sometime as good cargo potential to Male is available at Tuticorin particularly Agri products, Salt and Reefers.

On the return leg, the vessel would bring in the import containers from Colombo and empty containers from Male. As such, the vessel would cover 10 days rotation between Tuticorin- Male- Colombo – Tuticorin. Exim community is confident that with the support from VOCPT, DBGT and the trade, this service would be able to make calls for the full year 2021.

Mr. Senthilkumar Subramanian, CEO, DBGT stated that DBGT is closing the year 2020 with a positive note by introduction of this service &   new additional connectivity to Male from V.O.C Port. DBGT would provide necessary support in terms of faster turning around time, last minute connectivity etc for the permanent retention of the service at VOC Port.

Underpinned with deep draft, operational efficiency, excellent cargo evacuation infrastructure and enhanced asset utilization, DBGT will continue with higher performance and productivity, be the best and safest Terminal services in the southern region. DBGT Management also Expressed their appreciation and congratulated the commendable efforts of all the stakeholders and DBGT Team.

Share This News Story: