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Kolkata Port sets an aim of increasing its cargo handling capacity to 110 million tonnes by 2030

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Syama Prasad Mookherjee Port popularly known as Kolkata port has set an aim to increase its cargo handling capacity by 26 per cent to 110 million tonnes by 2030, its Chirman P L Haranadh said on Wednesday.

“We currently have a combined cargo handling capacity of 87 million tonnes. After all the investments worth Rs 950 crore which are under implementation and another Rs 2,400 crore worth of projects under pipeline are completed, our cargo handling capacity will touch 110 million tonnes,” he said.

Haranadh, who is the Chairman of Paradip Port, is also holding the additional charge of the Kolkata port. He has envisaged that all the projects will be completed well within 2030Ads by

In 2021-22, the port handled 42.87 million tonne of cargo and in the current fiscal it is expected to handle 65 million tonne of cargo.

Syama Prasad Mookherjee Port, Kolkata (SMPK), which has two docks system under the port in Kolkata and Haldia will develop two land parcels in Nurpur and Moyapur both in South 24 Parganas district.

“These land parcels will be handed over to a PPP (Public Private Parternship) partner for resorts,” SMPK Deputy Chairman Samrat Rahi said.

He said night navigation which will be implemented in phases will commence in two to three months and will facilitate quick turnaround of ships.

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