Call for strengthening minor ports & coastal shipping in Kerala

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With the demand to strengthen the existing facilities in various minor ports and boost coastal shipping services in Kerala, office-bearers of the Calicut Chamber of Commerce and Industry called on the states Minister for Ports, Mr Ahamed Devarkovil, recently. Among the things they conveyed to him was the high scope for better utilisation of the 17 minor ports in Kerala. Recommendations such as the opening of a maritime academy in Beypore, launch of new warehousing logistics parks, extension of wharfs in Beypore and Azhikkal ports, and improving coastal shipping projects were also raised during the discussions, as per a report.