11 décembre 2023
Transport international

Cyclone Disrupts Port Operations Along India’s East Coast Corridor

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The flow of containers in and out of southern Indian ports was severely disrupted by Cyclone Michaung, which caused widespread mayhem in and around Chennai last week.

Chennai, Kattupalli and Ennore, the three key container ports along the country’s east coast corridor, had to halt operations for three days. The state of Tamil Nadu bore the brunt of the adverse weather, which brought torrential rains and flooding in Chennai, turning highways into rivers and swamping rail lines.

With power lines knocked out, port authorities had serious challenges reopening full-scale operations. According to industry sources, while the three ports resumed vessel berthing, export/import cargo flows were minimal, and access to inland areas mostly cut off.

Read more in an article from The Loadstar.

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