It has been 17 years since Kulhudhuffushi Regional Port (KRP) started serving the nation.
KRP commenced operations on 05th December 2005 on the island of Kulhudhuffushi, which is known as the economic capital of the North in the Maldives. Kulhudhuffushi had long been identified as a strategic asset for regional logistics and decentralised growth in the Northern Atolls.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) Mr Shahid Ali sent greetings to employees of the port on the happy occasion. In his message, Mr Shahid highlighted the significance of Kulhudhuffushi Port, thanking the employees for their work. He further remarked that the port’s progress thus far had been a result of the employees’ hard work and dedication to the port.
The 11,350m2 port, with 200m berth, handles domestic cargo and is an inter-island maritime trade port responsible for distribution activities within the region. KRP also supports transportation and merchant trade between the capital Malé and the northern region of the Maldives. Some of the services offered at KRP include container handling and clearing; cargo handling; equipment rentals for local businesses; free warehousing for up to 10 days; and maintenance to locally operated speed boats. Further, a new port will be developed in the same area to receive cargo directly from India.