Context: Recently Chennai Port and its subsidiary Kamarajar Port have set a target to handle 100 million tonnes (MT) of cargo for FY24, against 92.45 million tonnes handled in the just-ended fiscal year.
About Chennai port
- It is the second-largest container port in India
- It is the largest port in the Bay of Bengal
- It is an artificial and all-weather port with wet docks
- Chennai became known as the gateway of south India due to Chennai port