Krishnapatnam Port offers deepest draft on east coast

Hyderabad, September 20

Krishnapatnam Port has increased its draft for container terminal to 16 metres to become one of the deepest draft container ports on the east coast of India.

The port already enjoys the status of having 18.5 metre draft, deepest in India for its bulk terminal.

“Krishnapatnam Port has not only surpassed Chennai and other ports in terms of the deepest draft, but also, will be able to accommodate Ultra Large Container Vessels, leading to a spurt in the cargo volumes,’’ it said in a release issued here on Tuesday.

The port has started offering transshipment services, with coastal operator Shreyas Shipping running feeder services between Krishnapatnam Port and Kolkata/Haldia port.

There is a special coastal berthing facility at Krishnapatnam that has been made available for transshipment cargo and coastal transshipment vessels, according to the release.

Published on September 20, 2017
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