India: Kakinada Port Invests in Dredging

Kakinada Port Invests in Dredging

Kakinada Deep Water Port plans to invest Rs 650 crore in the entrance channel dredging project over the next two years, reports

According to its chairman KV Rao, this deepening program will improve the depth of the mentioned area from 14 m to 16 m, and will enable the port to increase its cargo handling capacity.

The dredging project will be complete by December 2014 after which the port can allow up to 150,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage) vessels as against current capacity of only 70,000 DWT vessels,” chairman Rao stated.

About Kakinada Port

Kakinada Port is a dynamic gateway port on the East Coast of India which is located between Visakhapatnam and Chennai Ports.

Hope Island, a natural formation which offers protection as a natural breakwater for Kakinada Port and 1.2 Km breakwater of tetra pods, provides tranquil bay conditions round the year for vessels to operate in sheltered waters of Kakinada Deep Water Port.


Dredging Today Staff, April 5, 2013