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1.Kandla adjudged Major Port of the Year

Kandla Port Trust (KPT) was a prominent winner at the prestigious Maritime and Logistics Awards (MALA) 2014, organised by Exim India in Mumbai recently.


2.PPT targets 270 mn tonne capacity

Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has witnessed commendable growth in cargo handling during the current fiscal. The port has now floated Request for Qualification (RFQ)


3.PPT to construct western dock system

Paradip Port Trust (PPT) proposes to construct the western dock system of the port.


4.Major ports test new dredging contract

Major state owned ports are switching to a new contracting method to dredge harbours to attain the depths required to dock bigger vessels, which could cost more to deepen and maintain the shipping channels.The assured depth method of undertaking dredging works will form part of the new dredging policy to be finalised soon by the government.


5.Paradip mulls second port at Bahuda Muhan

Paradip Port Trust, the first and only major port operating in Orissa on the east coast since the last five decades, has proposed to set up a second port in the state.


6.Paradip port to raise capacity

Unfazed by a fall in traffic to 54.25 mn tonne in 2011-12 from 56.03 mn tonne in the previous year, Paradip Port Trust has drawn up ambitious plans to raise its capacity to 251 mn tonne by 2020


7.PPT seeks waiver of license norms

Paradip Port Trust (PPT) is awaiting a positive response on its request to waive license norms for storing imported coal at its warehouse.The port is mandated to secure a storage and a transport license for all mineral transactions under the Odisha Mineral (Prevention of Theft, Smuggling and Illegal mining and Regulation of Possession, Storage and Transportation) Rules, 2007. The norm is intended to check unauthorised use of the state’s natural resources.


8.PPT receives techincal bids from 3 firms

Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has received technical bids to develop non-petroleum liquid cargo terminal at the port from three firms and it will float tenders after studying their proposals.


9.PPT to hold trade meet

With an objective to increase its yearly cargo volume, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) is planning to host a business meet in order to appeal to industrialists to utilise the port facility to import and export their products and raw materials.


10.Paradip Port Trusts cargo handling record

The Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has created a record by loading the highest chrome concentrate cargo in ship Glovis Master, which berthed on March 12, 2014. The vessel loaded 26,500 MT of cargo in 24 hours on March 14, 2014, surpassing the previous highest of the same cargo loaded in another ship Ocean on September 23, 2012. Contact: Paradip Port Trust.