Cochin Custom House Agents Association -CCHAA
The Cochin Custom House Agents’ Association is one of the oldest among premier associations in the country, having been founded in April 1955. In keeping with its objectives and with a membership of over 160 companies, the Cochin Custom House Agents’ Association has been rendering yeoman service to the Trade.

Fifty years of glorious service to the trade is a major mile stone. It is indeed a proud moment for each and every member of the Association. As we celebrate the 50th year, it is our duty to ponder and evaluate the performance of the Association. From a modest beginning in the year 1955 CCHAA has today formally established itself as a major force to be reckoned with at the Port of Cochin. The range of services being provided by CCHAA not only for its members but also for the exim trade is unmatched among the CHA fraternity. The Association is always there to take the necessary steps to redress the legitimate grievances of its members and protecting the interest of the exim trade. All these have been made possible only with the support and co-operation of our members, the officials of Cochin Port, Customs and also the members of the exim trade.
The Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee has made elaborate plans to celebrate the golden jubilee in a befitting manner. The inauguration of the golden jubilee celebrations will be held on 15th April 2005. The concluding function of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations will be held in December 2006. In between the inaugural and the concluding function there will be Seminars, Ex. Committee meeting of FFFAI, Tournaments, Competitions (for members) Hon’ble Ministers from the Centre / State are expected to attend the above programmes. Besides, the officials of the Government, Customs, Port, Stalwarts of the exim trade are some of the dignitaries likely to attend the above programme.
The celebrations would become mere celebrations alone unless there is something more fruitful is achieved. The Golden Jubilee celebration committee has decided to set up an Endowment Fund from the surplus generated out of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations. The Fund would be used for providing Scholarships to the Children of CHAs and their permanent staff securing highest marks in the Class X & Class XII Examinations.
CCHAA is soliciting the whole hearted support and co-operation of its members and the exim trade for the successful conducting of the various events planned in connection with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations. As a mark of Golden Jubilee Celebrations CCHAA is also planning to publish a Souvenir. The Advertisement Tariff of the Souvenir is also enclosed herewith. CCHAA also seek the support of Members, Corporate Houses, Shipping Agents and Multinational firms in sponsoring the various events proposed to be held in connection with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations. We would request you to rise up to the occasion and contribute generously. Cheque/DD for Advertisement (Advertisement matter)/Sponsorships for events may please be drawn in favour of CCHAA Golden Jubilee A/c and forward the same to Cochin Custom House Agents Association.
Shri. Ommen Chandy, Our Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala addressed the members of Cochin Custom House Agents Association as a part of the meeting organised by CCHAA in connection with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Cochin Custom House Agents Association on April 2006. President of CCHAA Shri. C.P. Xavier welcomed members and also expressed the gratitude of CCHAA for the sincere efforts taken by Shri. A.K. Antony and Shri. Ommen Chandy which culminated in the laying of the foundation stone of the prestigious project of International Tran-shipment Container Terminal at Cochin. Chief Minister in his speech appreciated the important role performed by CHAs in the overall development of export/import trade through the port of Cochin. Shri. Abraham Philip, Hon- Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. Meeting was also attended by Shri. K. Babu. M.L.A & Shri. Ludy Louis M.L.A besides the members of CCHAA and officials of Cochin Port Trust.
The inaugural function of the golden jubile
e celebrations of Cochin Custom House Agents Association was held on 15th April 2005 at hotel Casino, W.Island. Shri. Sunder Raman, Chief Commissioner of Customs inaugurated the celebrations. Shri. P.S. Krishnan, Chairman, Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India delivered the key note address, Dr. Jacob Thomas, Chairman, Cochin Port Trust, Shri. G.V. Naik, Commissioner of Customs, Shri. P Ayaamperumal, Commissioner of Central Excise, Shri. Vinod Kumar, Commissioner Customs Preventive Commissionerate offered felicitations. President of Cochin Custom House Agents Association Shri. C.P. Xavier presided over the meeting, Shri. K.J. Jose, Chairman, Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee welcomed the dignitaries, Shri. Abraham Philip, Hon- Secretary of CCHAA proposed the vote of thanks. Officials from Custom House, Cochin, Central Excise, officials from Cochin Port Trust, Representatives of the Chambers of Commerce, trade bodies, Govt, Agencies, Union leaders and members of the exim community at Cochin attended the function.
9th Executive Committee Meeting of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India( apex body of all CHA Associations in India) was held on 07th May 2005 at hotel Casino. W. Island hosted by The Cochin Custom House Agents Association. The President of CCHAA Mr. C.P. Xavier welcomed the Ex. Committee members and the same was followed by a presentation on CCHAA. Shri. P.S.Krishnan, Chairman presided over the meeting. The meeting was convened mainly to discuss about the proposed Biennial Convention of FFFAI to be held at Chennai from 14th to 17th July 2005 and other issues connected with Custom House Agents Fraternity. Shri. Ram Sharma Chunduru, Hon- Secretary of FFFAI proposed vote of thanks.
A One Day Seminar was organised by Cochin Custom House Agents Association at Hotel Casino, W.Island, Cochin-03 on 28th October 2005 in connection with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of CCHAA. The Chairman of the Sessions and the speakers are the stalwarts of the exim community with rich experience as speakers at various seminars organised in India and abroad. Chairman of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee Shri.K.J.Jose welcomed the gathering and the President of CCHAA, Shri.C.P.Xavier introduced the Chairman of the Sessions and speakers to the delegates. Shri.Mayur C Contractor, Vice President of FIATA chaired the proceedings of the sessions and Shri. Samir J Shah, Ist speaker presented the topic- the New Business Models & Organisational Models, J.V.Mergers Acquisitions & Networking, Shri.Shatanu S Bhadkamkar, the IInd speaker presented the topic- Industry trends and convergence in logistics sector and Mr.G.K.Palekar, the IIIrd speaker presented the topic- Demanding Global Customer Emerging Service perspective. Shri. Abraham Philip, Hon- Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. A large number of delegates from exim community attended the seminar
The Cochin Custom House Agents Association Golden Jubilee Cricket Tournament was inaugurated by Shri. N. Ramachandran IPS, Chairman of Cochin Port Trust on 18th March 2006 at 8 am at the K.V.Port Trust School Ground, Willingdon Island as a part of the Golden jubilee celebrations of The Cochin Custom House Agents Association. Shri.C.P.Xavier, President CCHAA welcomed the gathering. Mr.Suresh Joseph, GM, India Gateway Terminal Pvt.Ltd. and Mr.J.Jairam, V
ice president Cochin Steamer Agents Association also attended the function It is for the first time in the history of Willingdon Island that the port users and key government organisations participating in a goodwill match. The final was held on 26th of March 2006. The participating teams are Custom House Cochin, Cochin Port Trust, India Gateway Terminal Pvt.Ltd. (IGTPL), Cochin Steamer Agents Association (CSAA-A Team) (CSAA-B Team), The Cochin Custom House Agents Association (CCHAA)
Cochin Steamer Agents Association A Team won by 2 wickets over The Cochin Custom House Agents Association in the final held on 26th March 2006 as part of the Golden Jubilee Cricket Tournament
Mr.D.D.Ingty, Commissioner of Customs, the Chief Guest in his address congratulated both the teams for their outstanding performance and express the view to have more games and other extra-circular activity which enable the exim trade and port users at large to interact with each other. Mr.D.D.Ingty gave the winner’s trophy to the CSAA-A team and individual players' trophy. Mr.Sam Manipadam, CFO & CS M/s.Indian Gateway Terminal Pvt.Ltd. gave the Man of the Series Trophy to Mr.Pradeep Menon of CSAA -A team. and Man of the Match trophy for various matches to Mr.Deepesh, Mr.Pradeep Menon, Mr.Anoj & Mr.Denver. Mr.Cyril George, Secretary Cochin Port Trust presented the Runner up trophy to the CCHAA team. Mr.Madan Pillai, President Cochin Steamer Agents Association gave the individual players trophy for the runner up team. Mr.Raghu Jairam Hon:Treasurer proposed the vote of thanks. He said that the success of the tournament has given the confidence to CCHAA organise similar tournaments in future.
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