Nissan India has announced the start of exports of its ‘Made-in-India’ Global compact hatchback – Nissan Micra. The first major consignment of 3866 cars left Ennore Port to cater to the demands of the European markets. Nissan has thus become one of the first companies to use the eastern gateway port of India as an export base. The Nissan Micra is expected to be exported to over 100 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The company aims to export over 110,000 units in the fiscal year FY10-11. Earlier, in April this year, Nissan successfully tested out the first trial consignment of six cars to Barcelona from its Oragadam Plant to Ennore Port.
MOL Auto Logistics (India) Pvt Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K Lines handles the Inland Logistics transportation for the exports consignment from Oragadam plant to Ennore port and Ennore Automotive Logistics Ltd., a joint venture company of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and SICAL Logistics Ltd. handles the port compound management and ship loading operation in Ennore Port. The consignment was shipped in a Pure Car Carrier Vessel from Nissan Motor Car Carrier, a privately owned shipping company owned by Nissan, Mitsui O.S.K Lines and Hoegh.