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FACT uses sea route for fertiliser supply to coastal states

Twenty containers of Ammonium Sulphate is being shipped from Cochin to Haldia port for distribution to farmers in West Bengal

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The Fertilizers & Chemicals Travancore (FACT), a public sector undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, has started using coastal shipping as a new mode of transport for the movement of fertilisers to east and the west coast of the country.

Kishor Rungta , CMD, FACT and Dr. Beena, IAS, Chairperson, Cochin Port Trust jointly flagged off the movement of the first batch of containers with 560 MT Ammonium Sulphate, in a function held at FACT Udyogamandal Complex, Eloor Tuesday. The ship “SSL Visakhapatnam” is expected to sail with this load from Cochin Port today.

A total of 20 containers of Ammonium Sulphate is being dispatched to Haldia Port for distribution to the farmers in West Bengal.

FACT is getting active support of Cochin Port Trust in this endeavour. Fertilisers moved through coastal shipping will be carried out further through rail to reach the required destination.

According to FACT, shipping of fertilisers through sea route shall ease the pressure on movement of fertilisers by rail and road to a great extent, especially during the tough time of COVID- 19 pandemic. Coastal shipping shall also help ensure regular supplies to farmers in coastal states.

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