Clearance has been given by the PPP Advisory Committee to the Rs 3,686 crore mega container terminal at the Chennai port. The project will increase the port’s annual container terminal handling capacity by 4 mn TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) from the present 2.2 mn TEUs. It will be the country’s first mega container terminal to be built on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis and will have a 2 km long quay length in a straight line at the new outer harbour, with a 2.75 km extension of existing outer arm breakwater and a new northern breakwater of about 1.73 km emanating from the eastern breakwater of the fishing harbour.
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