Ship with vegetables & organic to Maldives from Mangaluru

The first cargo ship to Maldives loaded with vegetables and organic manure will sail to Monday from Old Port.

The cargo ship ‘MSV Noore Al-Kadari-II’ with 200 tones of goods will reach Maldives in four days. The goods were loaded on Sunday.

“This is for the first time the goods are being exported to Maldives. Export activities will get a boost with this new business relation. We expect more exports from Mangalore Old Port in the future,” said contractor Charandas V Karkera.

There is demand for organic manure in Maldives for the coconut and other agriculture farms in the island. The organic manure, made of coconut husks and cow dung, is in good demand on the island, he added.

There is a demand for organic manure in Maldives for the coconut and other agriculture farms in the island. The organic manure, made of coconut husks and cow dung, is in good demand on the island, he said.

Captain Kannan with crew Kathorayan, Haridas, Sagayam, Srinivas, Vignesh will be part of the cargo ship. Contractor Charandas Karkera has hired the cargo ship for a rent of Rs 5 lakh per month.

Small cargo ships regularly operate between Lakshadweep and Mangaluru Old Port.

Lakshadweep has been dependent on Mangaluru for cement, construction materials, grocery and other items.