Port Wings News Network:
At the 62nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Chennai & Ennore Steamer Agents’ Association (CHENSAA) held on 22 June 2018 at Hotel Ramada, Chennai, Egmore, members of the association expressed concerned over the future of Chennai Port.
The AGM was chaired by Mr Leeladharan, Chairman of CHENSAA. In his address, Mr Leeladharan briefly explained the few meetings attended and achievements of the association during the period of April 2017 to March 2018.
He has also thanked all the executive committee members and committee members for the best co-operations and guidance for all the activities of CHENSAA. He has also invited all the members to come forward with new ideas and plans to meet CHENSAA’s requirements from the Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Commerce and authorities of other ports etc.,
At the meeting, Capt. A Lawrence, Mr Arul Joseph and Arul Augustin Joseph have discussed about developments of Chennai Port. Also added that Port is a service provider to all includes CHA, Forwarders and Transporters etc., We all are part of logistics.
Most of the members participated in the meeting recalled their old memories as steamer agents in the region. Members also observed that 20 years back, Chennai Port had handled approximately 20 commercial ships per week and those days were indeed “golden days” for the maritime trade in Chennai.
However, the members expressed concerns about the current situation where a part of the port is not functioning properly. They opined that it affects commercial activities in the region. They strongly expressed their view that Chennai Port has to be taken care by concern authorities and government officials. They hoped that will happen in near future. More than 140 members have participated in the meeting organized by CHENSAA.