The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is likely to invite EoIs for construction of captive barge jetties at Haldia in West Bengal.
According to the Chairman, Haldia-based Hooghly Metcoke, a subsidiary of the Tata Steel Group, which presently requires about 1.2 million tonnes of coal to produce coke for Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur plant, has evinced interest in a captive jetty.
The KoPT will not be required to invest on the construction of the jetties, nor will it be required to chase traffic. The jetties will be located on the river front to avoid the limitations of lock operation hitting the existing berths within the impounded dock.
Dredging Today Staff, March 22, 2012;