The first dedicated cargo ferry service between India and Maldives is all set to start operations from Thoothukudi on September 20. The cargo vessel will leave Thoothukudi on September 20 and will be received at Cochin Port Trust on September 22. It will reach Maldives on September 26 and will have a return voyage from there on October 1. There will be two or three services every month. The vessel can carry all types of commodities such as electrical machinery, furniture, pharma products, etc along with perishable goods.