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Mangalore: Bharati Becomes First Shipyard to Enter Dakshina Kannada

Mangalore: Bharati Becomes First Shipyard to Enter Dakshina Kannada

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Mangalore, Apr 15: Bharati Shipyard Limited is one of the companies that forayed in to the coastal region recently. It has already started its operations to a build shipyard in Tannirbavi, close to the church there. This would be the first shipyard in Dakshina Kannada to start building ships. 

Bharati Shipyard which has its head office at Mumbai owns five shipyards in India, located at Ratnagiri, Goa, Ghodbunder, Dhabol and Calcutta. Mangalore yard which is under construction will be the 6th yard owned by Bharati.

The project was supposed to begin here two years ago, but it was delayed as it took a long time to clear the legal procedures before the commencement of work. J J R David, general manager and in-charge of Mangalore yard, says that about 120 locals are working in the yard to build the skids and building block. More than 1200 labourers will be required here after the commencement of ship building work. Preference will be given to skilled labourers and definitely locals will be given priority while selecting employees, David assures.


The yard development needs a total of three years for completion. However, the ship building work will commence in May this year and all the ships will be exported. Therefore, this is a 100% export-oriented industry.

Sources say that cargo ships will be built here which would have a maximum length of 120 meters. Sources say that India lags behind in the ship industry at a global level and India’s share is just 0.5%, though there is a good demand for ships. But now with Bharati Shipyard Company deciding to invest 20 billion dollars in the next 5-10 years, India is all set for making great strides in ship building industry.


Ancillary industries are also expected to grow in Mangalore as complementary to ship building industry. Rise in indirect employment is also expected to grow considerably as a result. Thus, the new shipyard would contribute to the economic growth of the coastal region too.

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  • faizal sio, kasba bengre

    Tue, Jun 1 2010

    cowe face tiger. name the indian, but work to capitasium

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  • krishna, bangalore

    Fri, May 2 2008

    Great news. Undivided Dakshina Kannada is going to have two shipyards first Tebma Shipyards in Malpe and now Bharati Shipyard in Mangalore. The companies establishing business in Dakshina Kannada should keep in mind that attrition rate of local people are less compared to people coming from outside as local people are more attached to the land of their birth.

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  • Claudia Premila D'costa, Dubai,

    Thu, Apr 17 2008

    It's a good news for mangloreans locally as well as globally. Lot of employment opportunities in your hometown whereas, there will be a development in the export/import field. wake up Mangloreans! encourage and be supportive to devlop your own city which will help your future generation!!!!

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  • Michael Lasrado, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 17 2008

    This WILL NOT bring any employment opportunities to Mangaloreans, much less to the local people of Thannirbavi. This will only bring more and more Mallus to Mangalore and that will be one more step towards incorporating Mangalapuram into Kerala.

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  • johnson mathias, Kinnigoli/dubai

    Wed, Apr 16 2008

    It seems India has just now wake up to realize how potential market is ship building. Our neighbor china is leading in ship building industry and made several new ship shipping yards.We are always late.........

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  • Glen Chris Pereira, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 16 2008

    Its good to hear this as it would provide ample employment opportunities for the local people. Mangalore will surely be the happening city in years to come and definitely it would overtake Bangalore in some time, lets wait and see....

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