On July 3, 2018, Mr N. Vaiyapuri assumed charge as Deputy Chairman of V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, succeeding Mr S. Natarajan who retired on superannuation on June 30.
Prior to this assignment, he was serving as the Deputy Chairman of Paradip Port Trust in Odisha since March 2015.
Mr Vaiyapuri holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Masters in Port Management and Harbour Administration from Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center (APEC), Belgium.
He started his career as Assistant Traffic Manager at Chennai Port Trust in 1983. Later, he was elevated to Traffic Manager of Mormugao Port Trust in 2006 and, thereafter, as Traffic Manager at Chennai Port. Having rich experience in port operations in a career spanning over three decades, he has practical knowledge in port operations and management.
His notable achievements include introduction of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system-based Access Control System at Mormugao Port Trust in 2010, the first time amongst the Major Ports. The improved version of RFID system introduced by him in 2016 at Paradip Port successfully attracted additional road-bound cargo. He was also responsible for introduction of Half Shift Gang System in Chennai Port in 2013 which was also a first-of-its-kind amongst the Major Ports that not only improved ship-day output but also reduced the handling cost. The scheme was well acknowledged by the trade, in particular by the Steamer Agents Association and Stevedores Association, highlighted a release.
Source : Exim News Service