3rd Annual International Bunker Meet to be held in Cochin

for Ministry of Shipping | Date - 10-05-2016

The third Annual International Bunker Meet “Destination Cochin” hosted by Cochin Port will be held on 13.05.2016. The Cochin Port has been focusing on bunker trade for the last three years and registered 47% growth in this trade in the FY 2015-16.

The Cochin Port has established a very conducive eco system for bunker trade. The Port has single window facility operating round the clock. The bunker facility is operational during monsoon as well as non monsoon seasons as the vendors have arranged MS class barges which facilitate outside port limit supply to vessels transiting by the off shore shipping channel. The Cochin Customs also facilitates 24 hour permissions for bunker supply. The VAT rate at 5% for supply to coastal vessels makes Cochin the most economic vending station in India.

The meet will be attended by investors from South Asia and the Gulf who are basically established vendors in these areas. The speakers for the sessions include trade experts in bunker quality, infrastructure and commerce from Singapore, UAE and India. Directors of oil majors IOCL, BPCL and HPCL and Indian market leaders are participating in the highly interactive meet.


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