On 22nd December, Maruti Suzuki India Limited signed a five year agreement with Kamarajar port in order to export passenger vehicles to global markets. The port is going to be used to export cars to Africa, Middle East, Latin America, ASEAN, Oceania and SAARC regions.

A car-cum-general cargo berth has been developed and commissioned by Kamarajar Port Limited to facilitate and handle the automobile units and exports. The ports will be used to export around 20,000 cars annually. After Mumbai Port, Mundra Port and Pipavav Port, the Kamarajar Port is going to be the fourth port that will be used by Maruti Suzuki for export of its vehicles to global markets.

“Maruti Suzuki is dedicated to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India. Our expanding export operations reflect our commitment to offer reliable, high quality, technologically advanced cars to our global customers.” said the Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, Hisashi Takeuchi. He added, “The start of exports from the Kamarajar Port will help us reach out to a wider base of customers. This initiative will also help to decongest the Mumbai Port, Mundra Port and Pipavav Port used by the Company to export vehicles at present.”

“Maruti Suzuki has earned the distinction of being a major contributor to exports from India, and associating with the Company will help us augment our operations as well. We hope to make this collaboration a success and contribute to India’s economy.” said IAS, Chief Managing Director of Kamarajar Port Limited, Sunil Paliwal.