India is one of the growing markets for exporting cars. With new manufacturers entering into the Indian automobile scene, the shipping fleets are setting up new records. This Tuesday, it was the turn of Mumbai Port. It set a new record for shipping the most number of cars in a go in a single ship.
The Ministry of shipping released a statement saying that 6,316 cars were exported in a single ship and thus, breaking the old record of 5,376 cars by a margin of 940 cars. The cars were placed in the OCT-2 birth of the ship.
The statement from Ministry of Shipping read that, "Continuing its march to set ever higher records of handling cars, Mumbai Port has set a new record of a shipment of 6316 cars on a single ship on its new berth OCT- 2. This is a quantum jump over the previous record of a shipment of 5376 cars."
The ship which is carrying these cars is M. V. HOEGH ST PETERSBERG, which began its journey on 9th of August. The cars are from General Motors (3,115) and Volkswagen(3,093). The destination is Mexico.
The official statement from the Ministry of Shipping further mentioned that, "In its own way by improved facilities and higher handling rates, MbPT is consistently contributing to the 'Make in India' campaign by facilitating the export of Made in India cars."
"Mumbai Port has been focusing on the export and handling of cars and has emerged as number one port on the West Coast of India growing at about 25 percent for last few years. It is committed to improve the facilities & help reducing the cost of handling cargoes."
This news should be enough to turn the heads of other manufacturers towards India. It will benefit India not only in cutting costs but will bring wide range of vehicles too. Also this will provide employment and in turn boosts the nation's economy.