To expand its cargo handling capacity, Visakhapatnam port plans to spend Rs 4,500 crore. The port's existing capacity is 65 million tonne (mtpa) and it plans to enhance it to 110 mtpa by 2015-16. The expansion plan includes setting up of 3-4 new berths besides modernising the existing berths towards fully mechanised ones.
Odisha-based Paradip Port Trust (PPT) plans to raise its cargo handling capacity from 80 million metric tonne to 143 million metric tonne by the year 2015 and to 252 million metric tonne by 2020 through a host of capacity expansion projects, the port said in its website. Towards this goal, the port plans to deepen channel and berths' to handle Cape size vessels (i.e. up to 1, 25,000 DWT size),