L&T Shipbuilding Ltd, a joint venture between TIDCO and L&T is setting up a captive minor port in Kattupalli near Ennore in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs. 20, 000 million. The port will function as a container terminal besides a shipyard for building flotilla for Coast Guard and Navy. It will also build offshore platforms. The port construction has been completed ahead of schedule and is in the process of obtaining clearances to commission the port.
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|Project Location : Vizhingam, Kerala|
Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd, a special purpose vehicle of Shipping Corp of India is to develop the new Vizhinjam International Container Terminal port -16kms south of Thiruvananthapuram. The company has initiated actions to invest Rs.4500 million to set up infrastructure facilities in the new port. Land acquisition is in progress and 35% of it is complete. The site has a natural draft of 20-24 meters and hence requires very less dredging. After phase I, the seaport will be able to receive ships of up to 8,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). The project is conceived in such a way that in the subsequent phase, ships of even 12,000 TEU could easily berth at the port. The projected traffic for Vizhinjam Port under a moderate scenario is 6 million TEUs by the year 2042. It may be noted that, the new upcoming terminal is just one nautical mile away from the international East - West shipping route, where much of the traffic is being handled by Dubai, Colombo and Singapore ports. It is expected the new terminal will take some slice in the business.