Vallarpadam in Cochin run by DubaiÂ´s DP World Ltd is slated to have a companion in Vizhinjam near Thiruvananthapuram as the new transshipment facility.
The Cochin Port Officers Association (CPOA) has urged Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to constitute a high-level committee to recommend measurers for the revival of the Vallarpadam International Transhipment Container Terminal (ICTT).
In Kochi, the second container freight station (CFS) near the international container transshipment terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam is nearing completion. It is being set up by MIV Logistics Private Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) floated by the State government-promoted entity Inkel, CFS will have a capacity to handle 75,000 containers a year.
Experts say that while it may be unfair to compare one port's efficiency level with another's, internal factors like the level of investment in mechanisation, and others including containerisation and availability of skilled labour are impacting port operations.
Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Ltd would launch two new services from August 15 in order to connect Mundra-JNPT-Hazira and Kolkata-Vizag-Chennai-Kochi sectors. With this, the Mumbai-based shipping firm would become the first company to link all key ports of India for containerised trade. Shreyas now has five vessels pro
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
It will take one more year to provide highway connectivity to International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICCT) Vallarpadam in Kochi, which is expected to give a major boost to the country's trade. Despite its strategic importance, the project that was scheduled for completion in early 2010, is now expected to be commissioned by 2014.