Cochin Current Affairs - 2020

India’s first trans-shipment hub in Cochin port, Kerala

On July 15, 2020, the Minister of State for Shipping Shri Manasukh Mandaviya reviewed the development activities of Vallarpadam terminal at Cochin. The terminal accommodates India’s first trans-shipment hub. What is Trans-Shipment Hub? A Trans-Shipment Hub handles containers and stores them temporarily. Later it transfers them to other ships for onward destination. The Vallarpadam terminal Read More…

Apharan: Indian Navy’s largest anti-hijacking exercise

On Decebmer 18, 2019, the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard at Cochin port conducted large scale anti-hijacking exercise. The exercise was called Apharan. Highlights Multiple agencies participated in the exercise. It included 12 ships and helicopters of Cochin Port trust, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This is the first time an anti-hijacking exercise Read More…

Cochin Airport becomes world’s first to operate completely on Solar Power

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) of Kerala has become the first airport in the world to fully operate on solar power. It achieved this feat after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chand officially commissioned the 12 MWp solar power plant near the cargo complex of airport. Key facts The plant comprises 46,150 solar panels laid across Read More…