After stabilising transloading model to improve cargo flow into the riverine port, Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT)
The Kolkata Port has been adjudged Â´Major Port of the YearÂ´ for the year 2014-15 among the 12 major ports in India at the Gateway Award 2015 ceremony. The port received this award for increased cargo volumes, optimising capacity utilisation, growth in output per berth and customer satisfaction.
Chairman of Kolkata port RPS Kahlon has said that
construction work on the Rs 8,000-crore Sagar Island seaport in West Bengal would begin in two years and the first phase operations would commence from 2017. Once the port commence operations, cargo handling at the existing Kolkata port would be stopped and the place could be used as anchoring for barges, Kahlon said.