Officials of New Mangalore Port have held consultations with exporters from the Shimoga region and asked them to utilise the facilities available at port.
The port is said to be targeting the region to boost its container traffic. Recently, Shimoga Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that there was good potential for NMPT to explore from Shimoga region.
Pearlite Lines, a major manufacturer of machinery parts in Shimoga, has diverted 16 containers stuffed with machinery parts through New Mangalore Port for export to Italy, Germany and England.
P Tamilvanan, Chairman of the port visited the factory and held discussion with the management. The management has given assurance for using NMPT for their future exports, Tamilvanan is quoted as saying in a leading media.
Reports suggest that cargoes like machinery parts used in automobile industry are now being routed through other ports in the east coast.