Indian Port Set to Develop Mega-container Terminal

The Hindu
Monday, August 13, 2012

Container ship traffic: Chennai Port in SE India is going all out to regain top position.

Work on the Chennai Port Mega Terminal Project is expected to start shortly and the first ship would be berthed in three years at the new terminal, according to Atulya Misra, Chairman of Chennai Port Trust. He dismissed fears that with the development of Ennore and Karaikal ports that flank the Chennai Port, the latter may lose its pre-eminent position in the region.

Mr.Misra told a news conference that Chennai Port was aiming to regain its dominant position in container traffic by establishing a mega container terminal with a capacity to handle 4 million tonnes of cargo.
The project would require an investment of close to Rs 4,000 crore which would double the container handling capacity from the current 3.1 mt (a year).

According to the Chennai port Web site, the estimated cost of the mega terminal project was Rs 3,686 crore. To be developed north of existing Bharathi Dock, it would have two new breakwaters (total length 4.5 km) and continuous quay length of 2 km with 22 m. alongside depth (ultimate). It would be capable of handling ultra large container ships of capacity over 15,000 TEUs and with a length of 400 m.

The project was being planned on a BOT (Build Operate Transfer) basis. The BOT operator would invest on berth and breakwater construction, reclamation of backup area, handling equipment and other landside infrastructure (estimated cost Rs 3,125 crore). The cost of dredging, floating crafts and navigational aids (approximately Rs 561 crore) would be borne by Chennai Port.

The rated capacity of the new port will be 4 million TEUs and the project will be completed by January 2020.
 

 

 


 

 

 

Maritime Reporter October 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Henderson, Hanes & Associates Opens Doors in Miami

Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture Firm Brings Innovation to the Mega Yacht Community The Miami-based ocean engineering and naval architecture firm of Henderson & Associates, Inc.

DOF Installer Sells Offshore Vessel

DOF Subsea AS subsidiary, DOF Installer ASA, reported the sale of one of its three sister ships, an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, to an international buyer.

Scanjet Secures 30-ship Tank Management Order

Scanjet Group has followed up its Tank Management order from Stolt-Nielsen with a series of contracts for its ITAMA Intelligent Tank Management concept including Tankcleaning,

Ports

Port City Plans for New Cargo Taxes Angers Kenya Govt, Shippers

Proposals by a local authority to impose new taxes on cargo at Kenya's main port has drawn opposition from the government and shippers, saying it will hike import

DP World Mulls Senegal Free Zone

DP World  is looking to develop a free zone in Senegal, Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said on Wednesday. Sulayem was speaking at an African investment event in Dubai.

Skangass Builds LNG Terminal in Pori, Finland

With investment support from the Finnish Government of 185 million NOK Skangass has decided to build a new import terminal for LNG. The terminal will be completed in 2016.

Container Ships

Chinese Manufacturing Expansion Affects Shipping Demand

The expansion of the Chinese Manufacturing Industry continued in September at unchanged pace as compared to the month before, BIMCO reports. The manufacturing industry

Going Big for Sustainability

Orkot Marine Bearings, developed and manufactured by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, contribute to the build of the world’s largest and most efficient containerships,

MOL Restructures Asia to S. Africa Service

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the restructuring of its existing Asia to South Africa liner services into two direct loops. One service will call South China,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.2134 sec (5 req/sec)