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Kandla gets 'Major Port of the Year' award - 2011-12-12


The Kandla Port Trust (KPT) has been selected for the `Major Port of the Year Award’ for the second consecutive year. The prestigious Samudra Manthan Award is organised jointly by the Bhandarkar Shipping Events and the State Bank of India. The 14 Samudra Manthan Awards draws a parallel from the 14 Ratnas of the Samudra Manthan depicted in the Indian mythology, KPT said in a statement here on Saturday. The final nominees for the award were the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and the Kandla Port Trust, said Mr P. D. Vaghela, the KPT Chairman, who received the trophy in Mumbai recently. The awards were chosen by a jury headed by Mr Dinesh Lal, Chairman, Award Jury Group, and Director-India, A.P. Moller Maersk. The Kandla Port created history by handling 81.88 million tonne of cargo in 2010-11.

Source: Hindu Business Line