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New Mangalore Port Trust mechanising two of its berths

Logistic News - Published on Tue, 07 Aug 2018

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Of the two berths it proposes to mechanise, the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has initiated the process for one (berth 16), which is likely to be ready by January 2019. Giving this information, the Chairman of NMPT, Mr MT Krishna Babu, said that around INR 430 crore was being invested on the mechanisation of berth 16. It will have cargo handling capacity of 6.73 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). He added that NMPT will also take up the mechanisation of berth 14 for handling containers and other cargo. The port has issued a request for quotation for this project.

Mr Babu said that this berth should be operational by March 2020, with the project expected to be awarded by the end of this financial year. Around Rs 230 crore would be invested for the mechanisation of berth 14.

Pointing out that coal and other bulk materials are handled in a semi-mechanised way presently, he said the new facility will provide end-to-end mechanisation, thereby improving the air quality as there will be no intermediate manual handling in the mechanised process, reports said.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Tue, 07 Aug 2018
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