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  • Kol port plans to boost river cruise, build tunnel under river

    Kol port plans to boost river cruise, build tunnel under river

    Additionally, he highlighted that to decongest the port, a project has been taken up at Balagarh at a cost of Rs 400 crore and for which a DPR (detailed project report) has been made. He said the project will be implemented over 300 acres of land, where two jetties will be built for handling containers and bulk cargo. This will take goods traffic off the road and instead barges can take goods via waterways directly to Balagarh for further dispatch.

    March 15, 2022
  • Kol port plans trade via Indo-Bangla route

    Kol port plans trade via Indo-Bangla route

    The port also plans to develop an integrated and seamless end to end delivery infrastructure and organizational system, connecting not only Pandu, Silchar and Karimganj in Assam, but also Tripura and Mizoram via Chattogram, in addition to development of cargo connectivity to Barak valley all the way to Sittwe in Myanmar.

    March 2, 2022
  • Sonowal flags off maiden voyage of steel from Haldia

    Sonowal flags off maiden voyage of steel from Haldia

    Additionally, the Kolkata Port also signed an MoU with BPCL, a central government public sector enterprise, for developing logistics chain for movement of feed stock like naptha, propane etc. from HDC through rail / coastal shipping. In return, the finished products and by products are to be routed for distribution. To aid this, tankage facilities for storing imported feed stock may be set up at HDC.

    February 17, 2022
  • Kolkata Port aims to increase connectivity, simplify processes

    Kolkata Port aims to increase connectivity, simplify processes

    Kidderpore docks designated for IWT trade and HDC to be the hub of LNG on the east coast, the port aspires to provide competitive services to its stakeholders and be the port of choice not only for hinterland and North-East India but also Eastern water grid including BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal) & Myanmar.

    February 10, 2022
  • Kolkata Port to take up green initiatives under ‘Marine Vision’

    Kolkata Port to take up green initiatives under ‘Marine Vision’

    The Kolkata Port authorities are meanwhile aiming to implement the following by 2030:- a 20,000 sqm. shed installation with rooftop solar plant by December 2022 at KDS. At Shalukkhali, a portion of Jellingham project land under the port will be utilised for solar power generation. Explore the possibility of deploying hybrid engines diesel/battery operated for tug boats and other small crafts, harnessing the tidal and wave energy for power generation, collaborate with dredging partners to identify and build port wise strategy and roadmap for recycling and reuse of dredged material among other initiatives.

    January 30, 2022
  • Kolkata Port restarts its heritage tour

    Kolkata Port restarts its heritage tour

    The American bomb that was discovered was 5.1 ft long with a circumference of four feet and weighing 1000lbs. Such explosives were usually carried by a fighter aircraft under its belly or wings. 

    December 27, 2021
  • Kolkata Port carries out project feasibility survey for operation of seaplanes in West Bengal

    Kolkata Port carries out project feasibility survey for operation of seaplanes in West Bengal

    “A minimum of one kilometre of open sea channel and a depth of three to four meters is necessary for the operation of the seaplane. The locations where the survey is being carried out include Kolkata, Sunderbans, Sagar and Murshidabad."

    November 22, 2021
  • Kolkata Port successfully conducts ship-to-ship LPG operation

    Kolkata Port successfully conducts ship-to-ship LPG operation

    Disasters and comeback have been a constant companion for India's oldest port. In 1903 a major fire gutted down an entire shed in the oil depot at Budge Budge, and the Port authority, learning from its mistakes, redesigned the installation, which has been utilised through the century to great benefit by all the major public sector as well as private oil companies.

    October 18, 2021
  • Kolkata Port, with India Post, initiates drive to biometrically verify its pensioners

    Kolkata Port, with India Post, initiates drive to biometrically verify its pensioners

    For the ease of pensioners, DLC was carried out on wheels where the pensioners drove near the designated post offices in car, taxis, autos or rickshaws and got their registration done while remaining seated in the vehicle. The bed-ridden patients were attended by postmen at their residences at their request and generated the DLC.

    September 20, 2021
  • Human skeletal remains recovered at abandoned Kolkata Port property

    Human skeletal remains recovered at abandoned Kolkata Port property

    During cleaning work at one of the properties of the Syama Prasad Mookherjee Port, Kolkata, workers have found human skeletal remains from the roof of the dilapidated structure at Strand Road along the banks of the Hooghly River. With the monsoon bringing heavy showers for the past few days, rainwater had accumulated in the property. …

    June 22, 2021
  • On World Refugee Day, Kolkata Port recalls history of human migration

    On World Refugee Day, Kolkata Port recalls history of human migration

    Hundreds of men and women set sail on the ship, Lalla Rookh, in 1873 to work in sugar plantations in Suriname

    June 20, 2021
  • Kolkata Port inks MoU with Hiranandani group

    Kolkata Port inks MoU with Hiranandani group

    The Kolkata Port spokesperson shared that the MoU was signed as part of the 2nd edition of Maritime India Summit(MIS) scheduled to be held in March.

    February 23, 2021
  • Beirut effect: Kolkata Port cautions stakeholders against storage of hazardous cargo

    Beirut effect: Kolkata Port cautions stakeholders against storage of hazardous cargo

    In 2017 a massive fire that broke out from a Kolkata port warehouse near the Armenian Ghat, caused several explosions with firemen having to battle for hours to douse the flames while tall columns of black smoke engulfed the Howrah Bridge.

    August 21, 2020
  • MV Shejyoti cargo ship sets sail for Bangladesh under MoU

    MV Shejyoti cargo ship sets sail for Bangladesh under MoU

    At Chattogram Port, the containers will be offloaded and then loaded on trailers. The containers will subsequently be carried through road and cover the distance of 200 km to reach Agartala.

    July 17, 2020
  • Kolkata Port Trust to be renamed Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust

    Kolkata Port Trust to be renamed Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust

    The Board of Trustees of Kolkata Port Trust, in its meeting held on 25 February 2020 has passed a resolution to rename the Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port.

    June 3, 2020
  • Construction of intake jetty might lead to ships getting stuck

    Construction of intake jetty might lead to ships getting stuck

    All incoming ships stop at the anchorage point before they are towed into the docks- Kidderpore and Netaji Subhas.

    September 12, 2019
  • Bridge of sighs

    Bridge of sighs

    The two recent dislocations of the Bascule Bridge of Kolkata Port had disrupted road traffic for more than eight hours on Circular Garden Reach Road. The reliability of the bridge was widely questioned. CGR Road and Garden Reach Road are the critical links between North/Central Kolkata and other states and the south-western part of the …

    November 11, 2017