Nissan exports 300,000th car from Ennore Port

by 06 Nov 2013


Chennnai, November 6, 2013: Nissan Motor India, which has exported a total of 49,653 units in this fiscal year till now (April-September 12-13), recently flagged off its 300,000th car for export from Ennore Port. The milestone has come up in three years.

Present at the event on October 31 were Kenichiro Yomura , president - Nissan India, Mr Baskarachar, MD and chairman, Ennore Port, Chennai, Hideki Maebashi, head of exports, and Atul Shahane, general manager, Vehicle Exports, Nissan Motor India.

When Nissan commenced exports from the Ennore Port in September 2010, it was the first automaker in India to use the port as an export gateway. Since then the carmaker has shipped its vehicles to over 100 countries/regions including Africa, Middle East and Europe.

Commenting on the new milestone, Kenichiro Yomura, president, Nissan India Operations said, “I congratulate our employees at Nissan India on reaching the 300,000 vehicle export milestone. We couldn’t have achieved this milestone in such short period of time without their dedication and commitment. I would also like to thank the Ennore Port authorities for their supporting our export commitment. This milestone underscores our manufacturing capabilities at our world class facility here in Oragadam, near Chennai.”

In 2008, Nissan had signed its first MoU with Ennore Port to export its vehicles. In July 2013, the agreement was upgraded to include more parking space and priority handling of vehicle units inside the port. This agreement is valid for the next 10 years.

Photograph: Kenichiro Yomura , president - Nissan India and Mr Baskarachar, MD and chairman, Ennore Port, Chennai, flag off Nissan Motor India’s 300,000th export car from the Ennore Port on October 31 in the presence of Hideki Maebashi, head of exports and Atul Shahane, general manager, Vehicle Exports, Nissan Motor India and A K Gupta, GM (Marine Services).

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