APSEZ Wins Competitive Bid to Operate Netaji Subhas Dock Container Facility

Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has secured a letter of intent (LOI) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the container facility at the Netaji Subhas Dock in the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata. APSEZ won this five-year contract through a competitive bidding process. The contract stipulates that the successful bidder must deploy cargo handling equipment within seven months from the date of the letter of acceptance (LOA).

Netaji Subhas Dock is the largest container terminal on India’s eastern coast, handling approximately 0.63 million TEUs in the fiscal year 2023–24. It serves a vast hinterland, including West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, the northeastern hill states, and the landlocked neighboring countries of Nepal and Bhutan.

Kolkata port is the designated port for the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade route. Netaji Subhas Dock regularly receives liner service calls from major hub ports such as Singapore, Port Kelang, and Colombo. The involvement of APSEZ is expected to enhance connectivity between the terminal and its container ports, especially with the transshipment hubs at Vizhinjam and Colombo, which are set to be commissioned this year.

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