Cargo ferry service between India-Maldives to begin on 20 September 2020
The first vessel – a container-cum-bulk ship -- will commence its maiden trip
The first dedicated cargo ferry service between India and Maldives is all set to start operations from Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu on 20 September 2020.
The cargo vessel will leave Thoothukudi on 20 September 2020 and be received at the Cochin Port Trust on 22 September 2020. It will reach Maldives on 26 September 2020 and have a return voyage from there on 1 October 2020. There will be two or three services every month.
The first vessel – a container-cum-bulk ship -- will commence its maiden trip. The turnaround time of the vessel would be 10-12 days depending on the actual vessel operations at Male.
The vessel can carry all types of commodities such as electrical machinery, furniture, pharma products, etc along with perishable goods.