Logistics

Indian port cargo handling crosses 1 b. tonnes

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 28, 2011 Published on January 28, 2011

The government on Friday said that the Indian port sector has crossed one billion tonne cargo handling capacity with inauguration of three major projects at Ennore Port.

“The capacity of Indian Port Sector has reached to 1011 million tonnes per year,” Shipping Minister Mr G K Vasan said while inaugurating three major projects with a total capacity of 15 million tonnes per annum (MTPA)at Ennore Port. The projects include a coal terminal, an iron ore terminal and a car terminal, an official statment said here.

Out of the Rs 5 lakh crore investment proposed in the sector, Rs 3 lakh crore would be in the port sector, while the remaining Rs 2 lakh crore will be infused in the Shipping sector.

The present Rs 1.39 lakh crore National Maritime Development Project (NMDP) plan which was to expire on March 31, 2012 will be replaced with the new agenda and include its remaining projects.

Of the 276 projects identified under the NMDP through public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, the government plans to award 21 projects worth Rs 13,952 crore projects in the current fiscal.

India at present has 13 major ports - Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Kolkata (with Haldia), Chennai, Visakhapatanam, Cochin, Paradip, New Mangalore, Marmagao, Ennore, Tuticorin, Kandla and Port Blair under the control of Centre while has about 200 non major ports operated by states and private parties.

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Published on January 28, 2011
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