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Drafts available at Indian Ports

The Maritime Agenda 2010-20 has suggested that Indian ports should strive to achieve a draft of at least 14 meters and up to 17 meters according to the potential of bigger size vessels calling at a particular port. Ten out 12 Major ports owned by the government already achieved a minimum draft of 14 meters and the remaining Major ports except Kolkata have plan to achieve

this level.

 

 

 The Details of the existing draft available at Major Ports is as follows:-

 

Sl. No.

Name of Port

 

Existing draft (meters)

1

Kolkata

 

7.2-7.5

2

Paradip

 

14.5

3

Visakhapatnam

 

Inner Harbour: 14.5

Outer Harbour: 18.1

4

Kamarajar (Ennore)

 

13.5-16

5

Chennai

 

Inner Harbour: 13.0

Outer Harbour: 17.0

6

V.O. Chidambaranar (Tuticorin)

 

9.7 to 12.8

 

7

Cochin

 

14.5

 

8

New Mangalore

 

14.0

9

Mormugao

 

14.4

10

Mumbai

 

14.0

11

Jawaharlal Nehru

 

14.0

12

Kandla

 

13.0 Tuna: 15.0

 

 

The information was given by Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh L Mandaviya in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha  last week.

Private ports like Mundra and Krishnapatnam could handle very large container vessels since they have a draft of seventeen meters.

 


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