Kandla Port Trust (KPT) plans to set up a container terminal at a cost of Rs 5,992 crore. The terminal, which will come up at Tuna-Tekra in the Gulf-of- Kutch outside Kandla Creek, will be capable of handling container vessels up to 18,000 TEUs.
The Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) in Gulf of Kutch issued alerts as about 17 containers slipped from MV Rajeev Gandhi, a vessel container of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), off Okha West coast on June 27 when the vessel was on the way to Mundra port. Information from Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) reveals that 16 containers onboard the vessel were empty, while one contains high density polyethylene (HDP
Mundra port in Gulf of Kutch (Gujarat), which is operated by Adani Port and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), handled 21 percent more cargo at 82 mn t during 2012-13 compared to the previous year. The port is expected to surpass the cargo volume of Kandla Port, which is also based in Gujarat, by next year. In 2012-13, Kandla Port handled over 89 mn
In the context of several non-IT SEZs performing poorly in recent years, Janaki Krishnamoorthi looks at the performance of Kandla SEZ one of the oldest multi-product SEZ. All is not well with IndiaÂ’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs), particularly in the non-IT/ITEs sector. Many of these SEZs are grappling with a sharp slowdown in growth. Not many new SEZs have come up in recent years.