Hyundai, Ford set to resume car exports

Car majors Hyundai Motor and Ford India have sealed a berth each at Chennai and Kamarajar Ports respectively to recommence car exports to destinations across the globe.

While Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the second largest carmarker in the country, is all set to ship its cars from Chennai Port, Ford India has decided to dispatch cars from mid-June, said two top port officials.

“Hyundai Motor is all set to export 3,600 cars from Chennai Port through the roll-on-roll-off vessel that would berth at our port. The vessel’s next port of call is Hambantota in Sri Lanka. This is the first major activity at our port after the partial lifting of lock down by the State government,” said P. Raveendran, chairman, Chennai Port Trust.

Currently, Hyundai Motor India is working in two shifts and production would be fully ramped up by June. “We have started producing all types of models. Initially, Verna, Venue, i20, Aura and Nios will be shipped, said Ganesh Mani S., director, HMIL.