Port Wings News Network:
In a series of meetings with the representatives of the Trade Unions, Shri M.T. Krishna Babu, IAS, Chairman, New Mangalore Port (NMPT), emphasized the necessity to eliminate the unhealthy practices of speed money and notional gangs which were hampering the growth of the port and resulting in diversion of the non-captive cargo from the region and the hinterland, towards other competitor ports such as Kattupalli, Krishnapatnam, Kamarajar (Ennore), and Chennai.
The Chairman thanked the members of the unions for successfully implementing the orders from 1 Aug 2018 and conveyed that their positive response is also appreciated by the other stakeholders of the Port and it will help reduce the overall logistics costs and help make NMPT more competitive.
In other initiatives in this direction, the Business Development team will soon embark on regular visits to these potential shippers, to attract greater volumes of cargo to the Port.
Shri M.T. Krishna Babu, IAS has assured the unorganized labour of the Port that their medical needs would be met by establishing a clinic with outpatient consultation (including specialists) and a dispensary providing free generic medicines, which would soon be commenced at the Port premises. This facility would also be extended to the local populace at Panambur. NMPT would further extend financial support to the wards of these workers for their higher studies, and would be undertaken through the CSR funds of the Port.