India and Bangladesh are all set to start a regular coastal shipping service, according to reports.
RPS Kahlon, Chairman of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) informed that the port aims to handle 96 million tonne (mn t) traffic per annum. He said this while addressing an interactive session organized by the MCC Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Kahlon, however, admitted falling traffic handling ability at the port recently. Moderation in iron ore exports following a hike in export duty and diversion of cargo after the
Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) extended the deadline to May 17 for submitting bids for the Dock-II project at Salukhali, close to the existing dock. It may be noted that the port management invited the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project earlier. After the pullout of India-French joint venture Haldia Bulk Term