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1.Kazakhstan: Set up dedicated jetty at Gujarat port

On a day-long visit to Ahmedabad, the Kazakhstan ambassador to India, Yerlan Alimbayev, reportedly emphasised on setting up a jetty along the Gujarat coastline dedicated exclusively for trade with the country.

2.Port sector attracts investment worth 36.128 billion

On the inaugural day of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019, investment proposals attracted by the port and port-led development sector received investment intentions worth Rs 36.128 billion.

3.Gujarat to revive Mithivirdi, Vansi Borsi ports

The Gujarat Government will revive two greenfield port projects which did not take off due to various reasons.

4.Essar Ports to set up Rs.10,600cr greenfield port in Gujarat

Essar Ports is in talks with the Gujarat Maritime Board to set up a greenfield commercial port in the state´s Devbhoomi Dwarka district.

5.Giving a boost to coastal shipping, government plans to develop non-major ports

According to reports, financial support is being provided to all the ports and state governments for creation of infrastructure to promote movement of cargo and passengers by sea or National Waterways under central sector scheme – Assistance to Coastal Shipping Berths.

6.Essar Ports to handle 15 mn tonne third-party cargo

Essar Ports has received approval from Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) to handle 15 mn tonne of merchant cargo over three years with the company-'s Hazira terminal handling dry and liquid bulk along with containers.

7.Essar Ports to expand capacity

Essar Ports, India's second-largest private sector port and terminal company, is set on a major capacity expansion. The company aims to shore up its capacity to 158 mtpa over the next few years. It recently signed an MoU with the Gujarat Maritime Board for expanding the capacity at Hazira port and the yet to be commissioned Salaya port, both in Gujarat.


Infrastructure development is powering ahead in the state of Gujarat, reports JANAKI KRISHNAMOORTHI. Here's the thing... when players in the infrastructure game speak of G-force, they're not referring to gravity - for them, 'G' stands for Gujarat! Dubbed the 'Growth Engine of India', the state's infrastructure juggernaut, which is now driving economic and industrial growth, continues to thunder on.

9.GMB posts strong growth in cargo

Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) handled cargo with a 193.18 mn tonne capacity in the third quarter (April 2011 to December 2011) compared with 169.95 mn tonne handled in the corresponding period of the previous year, achieving a growth of 13.66 per cent.

10.Beckoning Shores

The Indian ports sector is poised for major expansion but contractors taking on port expansion projects may face numerous challenges, discovers Charu Bahri.