Renault Nissan Alliance inks pact with Kamarajar Port to accelerate car exports

Since 2010, the Alliance has exported over 1.15 million cars from Kamarajar Port; the agreement builds on the existing partnership and will facilitate further exports. 

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 20 Mar 2023 Views icon4814 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Renault Nissan Alliance has signed an agreement with Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) for shipping cars manufactured in Chennai by Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) to regional and global destinations. The agreement builds on the existing partnership between the Renault Nissan Alliance and Kamarajar Port and will facilitate further exports of cars via KPL. 

The agreement was signed by Frank Torres, president, Nissan Motor India and Sunil Paliwal I.A.S., Chairman and MD, Kamarajar Port, in the presence of Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO and MD, Renault India Operations and Keerthi Prakash, MD, RNAIPL.

The Renault Nissan Alliance was the first car manufacturer in the region to commence exports of cars through Kamarajar Port. Thus far, over more than 13 years, the Alliance has exported over 1.15 million cars from Kamarajar Port to around 108 global destinations.

Frank Torres, President, Nissan Motor India and Divisional Vice President Business Transformation, AMIEO, said, “Chennai is an important export hub for us and since the beginning we have followed a ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ philosophy to serve markets across the world. We continue to add new export destinations to vehicles manufactured at our plant in Oragadam, building on our million cars exported milestone from 2022. The global Renault Nissan Alliance has recently announced a new long-term vision for India, increasing production and R&D activities, introducing electric vehicles, and transitioning to carbon-neutral manufacturing. This agreement will help ensure that we are able to further strengthen our exports from India.”

Sunil Paliwal, CMD, Kamarajar Port, said, "We are delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with the Renault Nissan Alliance and to provide them with our world-class Port services for the export of vehicles to multiple countries from India. This partnership with the Alliance is an exciting opportunity for Kamarajar Port to further contribute to India's growth story through positive impact from automotive exports.”

"The partnership with Kamarajar Port has been pivotal in driving the growth of automotive exports from Chennai. The agreement further strengthens our export operations and in reaching our global customers more efficiently," said Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations.


In the first 11 months of the year, Nissan Motor India has exported a total of 53,378 units, up 57% YoY (April 2021-February 2022: 34,028). Meanwhile, Renault India has shipped 29,471 units, up 42% (April 2021-February 2022: 20,746).

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