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JICA aid to Chennai port

JICA aid to Chennai port

For improving container movement at Chennai Port Trust (CPT), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has offered its assistance to the CPT. The move would help the export-import trade plan better and save on time and cost.

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Officials of CPT, COT to iron out differences

Officials of CPT, COT to iron out differences

Cochin Port Trust (CPT) and BPCL Kochi Refinery may hold a meeting to iron out issues regarding sharing of cost for carrying out dredging at the Cochin Oil Terminal (COT). It is learnt that the union government decided to convene a meeting between both the organisation to settle the difference

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CPT looks to handle more of clean cargoes

CPT looks to handle more of clean cargoes

Chennai Port Trust (CPT) wants to increase the volume of dry bulk and break bulk cargoes like food grains, fertilizers in order to compensate for the decline in the iron ore and coal cargoes. The port lost about 18 million tonne of cargo comprising about 10 million tonne of coal and 8 million tonne of iron ore in the last few years owing to reasons beyond the control of the port

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CPT to promote its facilities for attracting traffic

CPT to promote its facilities for attracting traffic

On July 19, Chennai Port Trust (CPT) has organised a trade show in Hyderabad to showcase various facilities available with the port and how it would be useful to importers and exporters. The port decided to hold the event as it realised that a lot of cargo from CPT goes to Andhra hinterland. Industry watchers warn that CPT must improve its marketing or else traders would slowly move towards newe

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CPT discusses royalty issue with consortium

CPT discusses royalty issue with consortium

Calcutta Port Trust (CPT) is said to be holding discussion with the consortium of Concast Infratech and Hyundai Engineering Construction over the royalty payment for the proposed Haldia Dock II project at Salukkhali in East Midnapore. The consortium, which was the sole bidder for the south part of the port project, offered to share only 1 per cent of the gross revenue as royalty. However, this was not agreeable to the port management and hence both

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CPT plans dedicated terminal for coastal shipping

CPT plans dedicated terminal for coastal shipping

Paul Antony, Chairman of the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) informed that the port would allot a dedicated terminal for berthing coastal shipping vessels bringing domestic cargo. The terminal is dedicated to bulk and break bulk cargo and it would come up in the Mattancherry Wharf area where the draft is less than six metre. This follows the demand from firms operating coastal ships for a dedicated berthing area for their vessels in all majo

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Legal experts find loopholes in lease deed

Legal experts find loopholes in lease deed

Legal experts warned that the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) may lose 26 acre of prime land at Bolgatty island if the lease holder raises loan against the land and fails to repay it. On July 26, 2011, the port authority leased out the land to a private developer by signing a lease deed. According to the deed, the lessee may seek permission from the port authority to raise loan against the la

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CPT wants govt to introduce registry system

CPT wants govt to introduce registry system

The Cochin Port Trust (CPT) suggested the port department of Kerala government to introduce a system of issuing the certificate of registry to boats on an annual basis. The port said this in a statement filed in the Kerala High Court in response to a writ petition seeking a directive to ensure that boats plying in the backwaters had valid

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Cochin Port agrees to demands of trailer crew

Cochin Port agrees to demands of trailer crew

At a meeting with the trade unions, the Cochin Port Trust agreed to hike the portion of lorry rent given to the drivers and cleaners. From eight per cent and 4 per cent, the proportion has been increased to 10.5 per cent and 5.25 per cent respectively. Following this, the trailer crew at the port ended their strike on the 11th day recently. The meeting was atte

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CPT to develop dedicated cruise berth

CPT to develop dedicated cruise berth

Cochin Port Trust (CPT) plans to develop a dedicated cruise berthing facility within a year to become the first exclusive cruise berth in the country. Currently a cruise terminal is operational at the Cochin Port, but cargo vessels also berth near it. The port plans to expand the berth length by 100 meter from its current length of 180 meter and convert it into an exclusive cruise bert

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