Efforts on to deepen Vallarpadam terminal draft

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on August 22, 2011

Dredging operations are in progress at the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam for achieving the targeted depth of 15.95 m to make ICTT the deepest container terminal in the country.

The Cochin Port Trust (CPT) had declared a draft of 13 m on 350 m of berth length at the container transshipment terminal at the time of commissioning the terminal in February. CPT has now announced a draft of 11 m on an additional length of 100 metre of berth length at the terminal.

Thus, 450 m of the quay has been made operational. The vessel, m.v.Seaways Venture, had berthed in the extended 100-m length of the berth on August 18 along with m.v. CMA CGM Telopea, a mainliner of CMA CGM Shipping Line, which sailed from here to Australia, according to a press release issued by the Cochin Port Trust here.

Published on August 22, 2011

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