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.
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.
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.
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.