India: Paradip Port Trust Draws Up Ambitious Expansion Plan

Based on the improvements in performance, the Paradip Port Trust draws up ambitious plans to raise its capacity to 251 mt by 2020 and to set up a satellite port in Odisha, according to The Economic Times.

Thanks to mechanization and deepening of navigation channels, the Paradip Port raised its capacity to 80 mt per year, and plans a project that will increase the capacity to 251 mt per year by 2020.

The port handled a traffic of 54.25 mt as against the previous year’s traffic of 56.03 mt and target of 63 mt,” said PPT Chairman G J Rao.

Rao said PPT plans to set up a new port at Bahuda Muhan near Gopalpur in a joint venture with Odisha government to handle thermal coal cargo and cater to power generation units in southern region. This satellite port will be fully mechanized with minor impact on the environment.

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Dredging Today Staff, April 3, 2012;

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