Development of a berth in Kandla licensed to handle clean multipurpose cargo

The Ministry of Ports has unveiled its plan to develop a berth “Berth No. 13” for handling clean multipurpose cargo, including containerized cargo, at Deendayal Port in Kandla, Gujarat.

It is set up on a Design, Build, Finance, Operate & Transfer (DBFOT) basis in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

The project is being developed at an estimated cost of Rs 167.88 crore.

The proposed facility is planned to handle vessels up to 75,000 DWT or equivalent TEU with an optimal capacity of 4.20 million tonnes per year for clean multipurpose cargo and 0.10 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit) for containerized cargo.

“This facility will be used for handling clean multi-purpose cargo namely grain, sugar, salt, silica, ro-ro cargo, timber logs, project cargo including containerized cargo in PPP mode by assigning the berth to the winning bidder on ‘as-is -where-is’ basis through DBFOT in PPP mode,” the ministry said in a press release.

The ministry has identified 74 projects worth Rs 57,000 crore under the Sagarmala program in Gujarat.

Of these, 15 projects valued at Rs 9,000 crore have been completed; 33 projects valued at more than Rs 25,000 crore are under implementation and 26 projects valued at Rs 22,700 crore are under development.

Central line ministries, large ports, state shipping authorities and other government agencies implement these projects together.

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