Krishnapatnam Port, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India, in its quest to become best port globally has increased its draft for container terminal to 16 meters. With the new milestone, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal now shares the honor of being one of the deepest draft container ports on the east coast of India.
Krishnapatnam Port already enjoys the status of having 18.5 meter draft, deepest in India for its bulk terminal. The port has started offering transshipment services, with coastal operator Shreyas Shipping running feeder services between Krishnapatnam Port and Kolkata/Haldia port. There is a special coastal berthing facility at Krishnapatnam that has been made available for transshipment cargo and coastal transshipment vessels.
With the new achievement, Krishnapatnam Port has not only surpassed Chennai and other ports in terms of the deepest draft but has also been able to match the global standards. The port will now be able to accommodate Ultra Large Container Vessels, leading to a spurt in the cargo volumes handled.