International apparel brands have shown their interests in using Vallarpadam Terminal for their export consolidation
Following objections raised by Kochin port users, Kochi Customs has postponed by three months its decision to implement the en-bloc movement of import containers from ICTT to a private container freight station. The stakeholders at the port alleged that the decision would involve an additional expenditure of Rs 5,000/teu for moving the boxes.
The profitability of the Vizhinjam international container transhipment terminal (ICTT) is under question because of the annual maintenance requirement after every monsoon season. According to hydrographic surveyor Commander John Jacob Puthur (retd), the terminal requires dredging after each monsoon to remove at least 3 million cubic metre of silt at a minimum annual maintenance cost of Rs 3
The first direct Maersk main line service which has called at International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) recently. ICTT received the mainline cargo vessel MV Newyorker with 1,185 twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cashew from West Africa. The vessel, operated by the global shipping major Maersk Line, also has transshipment containers for Tutic
The Ports Department of Kerala government chartered a vessel from the Waterways Shipyard, Goa with a capacity of 154 TEU containers and a built-in crane facility. The vessel would be operated by the Kerala State Maritime Development Corporation (KSMDCL) to ferry cargo between Kollam Port and the International Cont
The maximum draft of ships calling at the Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) is raised to 14 meter (about 46 feet) following harbor and channel dredging by DP World Cochin. Dubai-based DP World is operating the Vallarpadam terminal along with Cochin Port Trust (CoPT) in a public-private partnership (PPP) model
Kerala government's plan to construct Azheekode Munambam Bridge and a coastal corridor from Vallarpadam to Kozhikode via Ponnani may benefit International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam, reports suggest. The present congestion on National Highway (NH) 17 will be reduced once this corridor becomes a reality. The proposed bridge and the corridor may enable smo
Shipping firm Asia Med Europe (AME) made International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) on Cochin Port an additional port of call. The service will attach the terminal to Alexandria/Ashdod/Haifa/Mersin. AME would launch the maiden voyage of the weekly service on March 26. The port rotation is as follows:Cochin (ICT