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Paradip Port Poised for Massive Infrastructure Makeover

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 Day.

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 Ports            

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 connectivity.

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 October-2017.


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