Pacific International Line’s (PIL) M.V. Kota Nabil made a maiden call at Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) in Tuticorin after Chairman of VOC Port Trust A. Chandrabose formally inaugurated the cargo operations at the DBGT on Sunday.

This maiden call of PIL’s vessel heralded the opening of the DBGT for operations for vessels using ship’s gear.

Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal is a special purpose vehicle incorporated by ABG Container Handling Private Limited, Mumbai, and is the concessionaire implementing this Private-Public Partnership project at Berth Number 8 of VOC Port Trust in Tuticorin. The DBGT has appointed a subsidiary, Bollore Africa Logistics (BAL), as its Management Contractor, who will be responsible for project implementation, including operations, maintenance, commercial/ marketing and day-to-day running of this container terminal. This modern container terminal is expected to be completely ready for commercial operations next year.