Cochin Port will have a new Deputy Chairman

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.

Earlier positions

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 Kerala.

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 (2017).

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