Shri Venkata Ramana Akkaraju presently posted as Deputy Chairman, Cochin Port Trust has been given extension of the period of additional charge of the post of Chairman, Cochin Port Trust (CoPT) for a further period of 06 months w.e.f. 08.02.2017.
Shri Venkata Ramana Akkaraju is a ME (Mechanical) from BITS Pilani. Hitherto, he was Chief Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Kolkata Port Trust and was instrumental in facilitating integrated container operations through OOM (Own Operate and Maintain) model. He also worked as Chief Administrative Officer, Indian Ports Association and Deputy Director, Indian Maritime University. Having 26 years experience in Ports sector, he was associated with Sethusamudram Public Hearing Committee, Member of the Chennai based technical committee regarding infrastructural issues related to Indian Maritime University (IMU) and also associated with preparation of the statute for IMU