Union Ministry of Shipping on 3 March 2015 signed an agreement with Toyota for export of automobile units. The export of automobile units will be done through Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL).
The agreement mainly includes the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) commitment to use KPL as their primary port and KPL will give volume based discount on the tariff on certain facilities for smooth functioning of the operations. The Agreement is for a period of 10 years.
KPL is the youngest among the twelve major ports, developed as Land Lord Port. The port has a General Cargo Berth (GCB) under its control to handle automobile units. It is RORO berth (Roll on Roll off) where the cars are directly driven into the vessel. The Berth is having a draught of 10 meters and capable of accommodating all types of Car Carriers.
The port has also developed a large car parking yard of 141000 sq m with a capacity to park 10000 cars, in addition to parking of 2000 cars at the Berth while loading. Additional parking yard is also being developed to facilitate parking of additional 4000 cars with all facilities.
When: 3 March 2015