Paradip Port Trust continues to maintain
its excellent track-record consistently by figuring on the 2nd position for the
last 4 years, in terms of traffic handled amongst all major ports. Its
commendable achievement that speaks volume of the superb work-culture prevailing
in the major port along the eastern coast, said Chairman PPT Rikesh Roy, while
unfurling the tri-colour during observance of 71st Independence
The port has taken rapid strides in each
area of its operational activities recording 15 % growth in terms of cargo
handling this year with coking coal, POL & Iron ore traffic showing a
robust growth. The average Berth-day output is the highest amongst all
Listing out the port’s operational
achievements, he said a record quantity of 8.86 MMT of cargo handled
during the month of May, 2017 surpassing the previous record of 8.34 MMT
handled during the month of March, 2017.
An all time record of 8 numbers of rakes
was un-loaded at IOHP in a single day (on 01.05.2017) surpassing the previous
record of 7 Nos. of rakes un-loaded on 23.06.2016.
The major port also created an all time
record loading of 52,500 MMT Iron ore pellet in MV ALYASAT-II at IOB within 24
hours in this month.
Paradip has emerged as one of the premier
maritime gateways on the country’s Easter Coast with a series of user-friendly
policies and facilities like – On-line Berth & Plot
allotment, RFID based access control system, web-based GIS based
Integrated Land Management System introduced last year, he said.
The development of 3 New Berths and
Mechanisation of 3 Berths at an approximate cost of Rs. 3,300 crore is already
underway and it would boost the cargo handing infrastructure of the port.
Besides the planned capacity additions
involving investments to the tune of Rs. 15,000 crore during the course of next
10 years are being worked out to turn Paradip into country’s number-1 port.
The big-ticket projects include the
deepening of the inner harbour to handle capes, and outer Harbour with rail
Paradip Port Trust is all set to develop a
world class, globally competitive Smart Industrial Port City at an estimated
cost of Rs. 2770 crore that will make Paradip a hub for Micro, Small &
Medium Enterprises. The major highlights of the project are the setting up of Multi-modal
Logistics Parks (MMLPs) spread over 100 acres. Plans are also afoot to
develop 11lakhsquare feet warehousing to make Paradip the largest Warehouse hub
in Eastern India.
To provide impetus to port-based
development, the port is allocating land to various industries and has received
EOIs from over 40 industries for setting up units at Paradip. One of the main
themes is the development of a wood cluster where industries from Western India
are shifting base to Paradip.
PPT is going for re-development of
Hospital in JV model where Port Employees & Pensioners will be getting best
facilities currently unavailable at Paradip. The JV partner will be free to
treat outsiders on commercial rates. EOI for JV partner will be floated by