Shipping Ministry highlights capacity augmentation at Major Ports

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 07-08-2017        Tweet

NEW DELHI: Master Plans have been prepared for all the 12 Major Ports under Sagarmala Programme, and 142 port capacity expansion projects with total cost of Rs. 91,434 cr and capacity of 884 MTPA have been identified for implementation over the next 20 years.

The installed capacity in Major Ports is sufficient to handle the existing cargo traffic.

Against the installed capacity of 1065.83 MTPA as on 31st March 2017, the traffic handled by the Major Ports during 2016-17 was 647.76 MT.

During 2016-17, 100.47 million tonnes of capacity was added to the Major Ports.

This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in the Lok Sabha.