In a first of its kind event at a Major Port, SpiceJet seaplane berthed at Cochin Port at 1130 hrs on 18/04/2021 for refueling en route to Male, Maldives. This paves way for Cochin Port to position itself as a seaplane bunkering port. The seaplane which arrived from Goa, left for Maldives at 1245 hrs after bunkering 975 lts of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), besides stocking essential items on board. Indian Oil Aviation supplied the bunker (ATF) for the seaplane.
From being the leader in bunkering ocean going crafts, Cochin Port has now forayed into seaplane bunkering business also. Cochin Port was, incidentally, the first Major Port in India to start LNG Bunkering in February 2015.
With this, Cochin Port firmly establishes itself as an integrated logistics service provider with capabilities to serve road, sea and air mode of transportation.