Mr.Cyril C. George, Deputy Chairman, Chennai Port Trust has joined Cochin
Port Trust as Deputy Chairman on August 18th.
The present Deputy Chairman of the Port A.K. Mehera, has been
transferred to Kolkata Dock System, Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust, Kolkata.
As Secretary of the Cochin port, a decade ago, he along with the then
Secretary to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh T K A Nair lobbied hard with
the Central government for setting up the International Container Transshipment
Terminal at Vallarpadem in Cochin Port despite the stiff opposition to the
project by the Shipping Ministry. Mr George belongs to Todhupuzha in south
When the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha was firmly opposed to
the port Maduravoyal Elevated Corridor Project Mr George who was then
officiating as Chairman used the good offices of the then state Governor K
Rosiah to neutralise the oppositon. This paved the resumption of work on the
crucial project after eight long years.
Having more than 3
decades’ experience in the Major Ports sector
An officer having more than 3 decades’ experience in the Major Ports
sector, Mr Cyril C. George is a holder
of MSW, MBA (HR) and LLB. He started his careereu as Labour Officer in Kandla
Port Trust in 1987.
Prior to Chennai Port Trust he also served in Mormugao Port Trust (as
Deputy Chairman), Kandla Dock Labour Board (as Deputy Chairman) and Cochin Port
Trust (as Secretary). During his tenure as Secretary, Cochin Port, he was
actively involved in the developmental projects like ICTT, Vallarpadam
connectivity projects, Petronet LNG project, handing over of Marine Workshop to
Cochin Shipyard Ltd. etc.
He has headed various Committees including the Indian Port Association’s
Committee to study HR & Direct Recruitment issues in Major Port Trust