Laying of the foundation stone of the Ro-Ro facilities of the port of Cochin


Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, laid the foundation stone for the Roll-On-Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) facility at Cochin Port.

The new Ro-Ro facility, under the Sagarmala scheme, will be developed between Q1 Quay and South Coal Quay on the Mattancherry Canal in the Port of Cochin. It will involve the construction of the 615 m² RCC Jetty structure, including the reinforcement of existing roads and all related works.

Once commissioned, the Ro-Ro facility will promote safe and sustainable transportation facilities. It will also promote affordable coastal transport of goods using ro-ro vessels and help decongest the roads, thereby minimizing accidents. It will also be a driving force in promoting and facilitating an economical and environmentally friendly mode of transport.

The project, being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs11.06 crore with 100% financing under the Sagarmala scheme, is expected to be completed in 9 months.

Meanwhile, Shantanu Thakur, the Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, also unveiled the new Cochin Port Authority logo during the ceremony held at the yard premises. Cochin Naval.

Cochin Port was renamed Cochin Port Authority under the Principal Port Authority Act 2021 and the first Cochin Principal Port Authority Board of Directors held on March 2 decided to adopt a new logo for the Cochin Port Authority.

One half of the new logo features the unique shape of Cochin’s port-specific Chinese fishing nets, or that of a sail, celebrating the port’s heritage. The other half is a clean geometric shape reminiscent of a ship or cargo container.

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May 01, 2022


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