Published on January 10th, 2017


Major ports plans channel deepening woks

India’s major ports such as Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Paradip Port Trust, Kamarajar Port Ltd and Mumbai Port Trust and Mormugao Port Trust are deepening its channel to help bigger ships to dock, minister of state for shipping Pon Radhakrishnan said. Kamarajar Port will dredge its channel to 18 metres from 16 metres by March 2017, while Paradip Port Trust will deepen its shipping channel to 18 metres from 14.5 metres by December 2017. Mormugao Port Trust has already started work on dredging its channel to 19.8 metres from the current depth of 14.4 metres. Mumbai Port Trust plans to increase draft of its fifth oil berth of Jawahar Dweep to 16.1 meters from 14 metres, whereas, India’s biggest container port located at Nhava Sheva, will deepen its channel to 15 metres from 14 metres by December 2017, Radhakrishnan said.

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