US President Barack Obama has vowed on July 25 to use his executive powers to bypass bottlenecks in Congress and accelerate infrastructure projects to bolster growth and add jobs. Speaking inside a cruise ship terminal at Jaxport, a major passenger and cargo port on the East Coast, Obama hailed two major projects that would accommodate increasing global trade and speed the delivery of goods that arrive on huge ships and depart by train for destinations across the United States.
Kollam cargo port urgently requires infrastructure like cranes for handling containers cargoes from vessels. Recently, a multi purpose 1,600 DWT container vessel, MV Karuthal , arrived at the port as part of a trial run calling at various small ports of the state. The captain of the ship Zaw Win Thein said that the port appeared very calm and looked ideal for receiving ships