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Kandla Port to improve facilities

With more no. of coal based thermal projects announced near Kandla is a definitive indication that coal handling is bound to increase many fold. To meet the raising demand, Kandla port is setting up 4 coal berth at Tuna-Tekhra, a satellite port with a draft of 17 meters allowing even larger vessels. The project cost is estimated around Rs.7550 million and it is expecting approval from Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs to set up another 4 such berths.

Kandla Port, the busiest one in the country


Kandla Port in Gujarat has handled the most cargo in the fiscal. It has handled around 68 million tonnes. The port which handles both dry and liquid cargo is 5 million tonnes ahead than its rival Vizag port. Among dry cargo import, it handles fertilizer the most while in exports, it was soya.
 
The port is looking at expansion options. It plans to deepen Bundar basin at Kandla to facilitate barge jetties and also to deepen Tuna barge jetty. It is also planning 4 dry cargo jetties to ease the congestion. The USP and success of Kandla could be its lowest per tonne cargo handling cost.

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