Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today inaugurated the loading operation on the maiden voyage of Coastal Shipping Service Green Freight Corridor-2 from Cochin Port to Beypore and Azhikkal Ports.
Green Freight Corridor Service will connect Kochi-Beypore-Azhikkal and later Kollam port will be added to this service.
The vessel will call at Cochin Port twice a week and will feeder exim and coastal boxes to the ports of Beypore and Azhikkal.
The commodities that would be shipped include rice, wheat, salt, construction material and cement unloaded at Cochin from Gujarat.
On the return leg, the Operators are targeting to move exim cargo such as plywood, footwear, textiles and coffee.
Similarly, the imported cashew containers would also be moved from Cochin to Kollam at a later stage.