Transport Corporation of India Ltd., a leading integrated supply chain and logistics solutions’ provider, recently launched its cargo container shipping service from Mundra Port, Gujarat, to Kochi, Kerala. The new acquisition, MV TCI Arjun, will mark the beginning of coastal shipping services by TCI on the western coast.
TCI Arjun will be used for transporting tiles, marble, sanitary wares, agro products, machineries, electronic and engineering and consumer products from Rajasthan, Punjab, NCR and Gujarat production areas for consumption in south. The vessel of 10,600 DWT can carry about 300 loaded containers from Mundra to Kochi and Kochi to Mundra. The vessel is also equipped with two cranes of SWL 60 MT to ensure fast and safe handling.
On the development, Chander Agarwal, Joint Managing Director, TCI, said, “TCI Arjun will be a valuable addition to TCI Seaways fleet and will further strengthen our position in the coastal shipping segment. Currently, we have launched one ship in the west coast and once the service is established, we will look at acquiring second vessel to expand our scope of services on the western coast.”
“We are hopeful that with this acquisition, we will be able to offer our customers cost effective multimodal logistics services,” he added.
TCI Seaways has four well-equipped ships in its fleet and 2,000 containers (23,308 DWT cumulative capacity) and caters to the coastal cargo requirements for transporting container and bulk cargo around the coastal belt of India. It provides ship management, project handling, multimodal and transportation services.
Group TCI, with revenues of over Rs.2,500 crore, has an extensive network of company owned offices, 10 million. Sq. ft of warehousing space and a strong team of trained employees.