New Mangalore Port plans berth, to buy mobile cranes

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on October 01, 2013

Berth no. 18 will handle bulk and container cargo.

New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has taken two major decisions to strengthen infrastructure at the port.

The board of the trustees of NMPT, which met in Mangalore on Friday, has finalised the bids for constructing the berth no. 18, and also decided to procure two mobile harbour cranes.

The Mumbai-based DBM Geotechnics and Constructions Pvt Ltd has been awarded the work for constructing berth no. 18 at New Mangalore Port. The proposed berth will handle bulk and container cargo.

DBM Geotechnics and Constructions Pvt Ltd quoted Rs 93.61 crore for constructing the new berth. Official sources told Business Line that this was the lowest bid quoted for this particular project.

The tender document for the construction of berth no. 18 had estimated the amount for this project at Rs 110.24 crore.

The new berth will be constructed from the internal resources of NMPT. Work order for constructing the new berth was given on Monday.

Work in this project involves the construction of civil structures for the berth. Dredging for the berth is not part of this project. Port authorities are expecting the work on civil structures to be completed in 20 months.

The proposed berth no. 18 is likely to add a capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum to the cargo handling at the port.

The board also finalised to procure two mobile harbour cranes for operation at general cargo berths. Each crane has the capacity to handle 60 tonnes of cargo.

These cranes will be used in the general cargo berth nos. 2, 3 and 4, sources said.


Published on October 01, 2013

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