A major manufacturer of machinery parts in Shimoga is mobilising machinery through New Mangalore Port for exports, said P. Tamilvanan, Chairman, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), in a press release.

Addressing exporters of Shimoga and directors of Shimoga Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday, he said the manufacturer had diverted 16 containers through New Mangalore Port for export to Italy, Germany, and England. Trade meets and export training programmes had been held in Shimoga where a large volume of cargo such as maize, agro products, machinery, container cargo, and sugar, is being sent for export.