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Multi cargo terminal starts operation at Kamarajar port Ennore

The Multi cargo terminal at Kamarajar port at Ennore near Chennai inaugurated two months ago received the maiden consignment granite blocks for exports through the vessel MV Ultra Africa.The vessel had called at Chettinad International bulk terminal in the port and left with the export consignment on August five.

 Kamaraj Port has awarded the concession for development of Multi cargo terminal with capacity of 2 MTPA of multi cargoes such as granite blocks, timber logs, grains, bagged cargoes including sugar, cobble stones, steel cargoes and project cargoes through Design Build Finance Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis to Chettinad International Bulk Terminal Private Limited (CIBTPL) for a period of 30 years.

 The Terminal comprises of wharf length of 270 m, Stack yard area of 32 Acres and Railway Siding platforms. The terminal has been inaugurated by Minister of Shipping Mr Nitin Gadkari on June 9. The Minister also commissioned Adani's container terminal situated in the port.

 KPL has provided the Railway siding at the cost of 33.97 crores for the evacuation of break bulk cargoes handled at CIBTPL. The maiden consignment of granite blocks weighing 3,500 tonnes approx. has arrived at KPL through the Railway wagons on August four. These granite blocks have been exported through the first vessel M.V. Ultra Africa calling at the Chettinad International Bulk Terminal at Kamarajar Port the next day.


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