Logistics

Gadkari inaugurates private container, multi-cargo terminals at Kamarajar port

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 09, 2017

Cranes installed at Adani container terminal inside Kamarajar port in Ennore. Photo: T E Raja Simhan

A private container terminal, a multi-cargo terminal and three other projects developed at a total cost of Rs 1,492 crore were inagurated at Kamarajar port in Ennore by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping.

The container terminal operated by Gujarat-based Adani group was developed under Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer basis at a cost of Rs 1,270 crore. It will have an annual capacity to handle 1.4 million twenty foot equivalent units.

The multi-cargo terminal developed at a cost of Rs 152 crores will handle 2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The terminal will be operated by the Chettinad group.

Gadkari also inagurated rail connectivity to the two terminals, e-office and RFID system.

With the commissioning of the two terminals, the port's capacity will increase to 50 million tonnes per annum from the present 32 MTPA.

In a couple of years, the capacity will increase to 90 MTPA when the ongoing projects are completed, says a port press release.

Follow us on Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin. You can also download our Android App or IOS App.

Published on June 09, 2017
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor