Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that India’s Kolkata port is expecting to begin trans-loading operations from a new anchorage location within the Kanika Sands area by around June 2013.
The Kolkata Port Trust declared the new trans-loading location to the south-west end of Kanika Sands is expected to begin in around three months’ time and follows Dhamra port authorities’ and Odisha Government’s opposition to a previously identified area nearer to Dhamra port.
The new location is approximately 30 kilometres east of Dharma port. The Kolkata Port Trust will trans-load 70 per cent of the cargo to barges for respective destinations, while the rest will be transported to the Haldia dock complex.
Says Koushik Chakraborty, Manager, ISS East Coast India: “The announcement by the Kolkata Port Trust ends the ongoing speculation about when trans-loading will begin and we look forward it becoming operational.”
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