India Ports Developments

MarineLink.com
Friday, December 13, 2013

The Indian Ministry of shipping issued two press releases detailing port infrastructural improvements.

Developments of New Major Ports in PPP Mode

The Union Government has decided to develop Major Ports at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Sagar Island in West Bengal through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The Major Port at Dugarajapatnam is expected to be completed by 2018 at an approximate cost of Rs 4006 crores in the first phase. The Major Port at Sagar Island is expected to be completed by 2020 at an approximate cost of Rs 7820 crores in the first phase.

This was stated by Shri G.K. Vasan, Union Minister for Shipping, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

New Facilities at Visakhapatnam Port Trust

Government of India has accorded approval for implementation of the project “Upgradation of the existing facility at outer harbor and creation of new facility at inner harbor for handling iron ore” at Visakhapatnam Port. In a statement laid down in the table of the Rajya Sabha today, Shri G.K. Vasan, the Union Minister for Shipping, said that the project will have a capacity of 23 million metric tons to cater to 2 lakhs Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) carriers at outer harbor and upto 65000 DWT carriers at inner harbor. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 845.41 crores and will be financed by the Concessionaire.

The upgrades, operation and maintenance of the facilities are expected to create new employment opportunities. The augmentation of capacity will also lead to increase in trade and associated benefits. The facility will mitigate dust pollution and increase operational efficiency as the existing ore handling complex will be upgraded with latest equipment.
 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Hapag-Lloyd Adds Halmstad to Rotation

As one of the top global carriers Hapag-Lloyd offers a comprehensive service network and will add port of Halmstad, Sweden to the Nordic Short Sea Network. As

BBC Chartering Opens Vietnam Office

BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, starting August 1st breakbulk, and general cargo transportation

Fratelli Neri Orders Damen Tug

One of the largest Italian tug owners, Fratelli Neri S.p.A, ordered its first Damen tug, an ASD 3212, on 21 July 2015.   The vessel will be the first ASD tug

News

On USCG Anniversary, Gov. McAuliffe Urges Hurricane Preparedness

Gov. Terry McAuliffe encouraged Virginians to get ready for hurricane season and provided an update on the commonwealth’s preparations Friday at a press conference

Diana Shipping Nets 2Q Loss

Diana Shipping Inc. today reported a net loss of $14.1 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $15.5 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to net loss of $5.

Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan

Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan Ltd. by David R. Connand Robert G. Allan, P.Eng. Some veteran Mississippi pushboats and barges have been

Government Update

Thordon Bearings Secures AK Ferry Contract

Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply its COMPAC system to two Alaska Ferry newbuilds under construction at the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska.

West Africa's August Crude Exports to Asia to Slip

West African crude oil exports to Asia were expected to fall to 1.84 million barrels per day (bpd) in August, Reuters data and a survey of traders showed.     Slower

DHS, Postal Service to Dedicate USCG Forever Stamp

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Postal Service leaders are scheduled to dedicate the United States Coast Guard Forever stamp during a ceremony Tuesday at Coast Guard Headquarters.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2171 sec (5 req/sec)