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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #41
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Karaikal port spurs CPCL refinery expansion

For years, Chennai Petroleum Corporation's mini refinery — the 0.5 million tonne Cauvery Basin Refinery (CBR) — has been operating at a level far below capacity, for want of crude oil.

But now that the Karaikal port has come up, CPCL is working on putting up a pipeline linking the port to a point on the company's existing pipeline, just a kilometre away.

Once this infrastructure comes up, CPCL will be able to bring crude oil from the prolific Krishna-Godavari Basin to the CBR. Now that this is possible, CPCL is planning to expand the capacity of the refinery — a major transformation from today, when the company is unable to utilise even current capacity for want of feedstock.

“Many exciting things are happening at the CBR,” CPCL's Managing Director, Mr K Balachandran, told Business Line. The proposed expansion capacity and the project costs are being worked out.

Back in the 1990s, when the Narimanam onshore field in southern Tamil Nadu was prolific, Chennai Petroleum Corporation built the Cauvery Basin Refinery to process the Narimanam crude.

In a few years, however, Narimanam went flat and CPCL began trucking crude oil from the Chennai port to the CBR. However, the offshore field, PY-3, began producing and CPCL put up a jetty in the sea to unload PY-3 crude.

However, supply from PY-3 has been insufficient and, sometimes, erratic. For example, in the current financial year, supply was suspended because of technical reasons for over six months and has just resumed.

Capacity expansion

Meanwhile, CPCL will be able to process a million tonnes of crude more from April, as its Rs 150-crore project for raising the capacity of the refinery by de-bottlenecking, is expected to be completed by end March.

Post expansion, CPCL's Manali complex will have a capacity to process 10.5 million tonnes of crude a year.

The expansion comes in handy as the company is a few months short of completing a Rs 2,615-crore project to upgrade the auto fuels it produces to Euro IV standards.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...1751050300.htm
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:43 PM   #42
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Thumbs up IIF to invest Rs 150 cr in Karaikal Port

India Infrastructure Fund (IIF), managed by IDFC Project Equity Company Ltd, is to invest Rs 150 crore in Karaikal Port Pvt Ltd to fund the second phase of expansion.

According to a press release from Karaikal Port, the subsidiary of Marg Ltd, IIF, will take an equity stake in Karaikal Port Pvt Ltd to fund its phase II expansion plan. KPPL has finalised the fund raising plans for the Rs 1,500-crore expansion plan to be completed by September 2011. Karaikal port is a deep-water port in Puducherry about 320 km to the south of Chennai port.

Phase I of the development is operational with two berths for coal and general cargo.

The phase II will take the capacity of the port to 21 mt. It is being implemented in three phases and when completed in 2016, will have nine berths capable of handling 47 MTPA.

The release quoting Mr. M.K. Sinha, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IDFC Project Equity Ltd, said, “Port investments in India are fundamentally attractive because the trade volumes will pick up. Karaikal is a bulk port which will see a lot of throughput as the port's hinterland is Tamil Nadu, an economically progressive State. The port will be a beneficiary of the incremental trade going forward."

MARG is a Chennai-based infrastructure and real estate development company developing the Karaikal Port on BOT basis based on a 30-year concession from the Government of Puducherry.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...0251781800.htm
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:48 PM   #43
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Thumbs up Chennai port posts 6.2% growth in cargo handling

he Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) registered a 6.20 per cent growth in cargo handling for the year ending March 31, when it moved 61.06 million tonnes (mt) against 57.49 mt in the previous year.

Increased handling of containers (in tonnage) and POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants) contributed to the growth and offset the drop in volume of iron ore, fertiliser and coal during the year.

Iron ore

The drop in the iron ore traffic was due to the poor demand from China, which is the biggest importer of the cargo via the Chennai port, an industry source said.

For 2010-11, the port has a target of 65.50 mt, the ChPT Chairman, Capt Subhash Kumar, told newspersons at the port's annual performance press meet.



Car export

Last year, the port retained its No 1 position among the domestic car terminals by handling 2.73 lakh cars (2.48 lakh).

While Hyundai continues to be the biggest exporter of cars from the port, Ford India has also started export of its cars through the port from August, he said. The port set an all-time high record of handling 1.22 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) as against 1.14 million in the previous year, he said.

PSA-Sical terminal

The second private container terminal at Dr Ambedkar Dock, run by PSA-Sical with a capacity to handle 1.5 million TEUs a year, was commissioned in September 2009.

The terminal has the advantage of a railway line up to the berth allowing direct handling of boxes from the vessel without the need for an inland container depot, he said.

On the Mega Container Terminal, north of Bharathi Dock planned at an estimated cost of Rs 3,686 crore, Capt Kumar said the Tariff Authority for Major Ports has approved the upfront tariff in February. The port trust will shortly invite price bids from qualified bidders on receipt of security clearance from the Centre.

Investment

Meanwhile, the port trust will invest nearly Rs 150 crore during the current fiscal year.

The investment includes setting up a wind farm and improving road infrastructure.


The port trust has committed to contribute the increased equity share of Rs 139.80 crore and loan/debt contribution of the Rs 110.68 crore towards the project that is estimated to cost Rs 600 crore, he said.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...0251821800.htm
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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #44
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Thumbs up Ennore Port expansion by September, says chairman

The Rs.870-crore expansion programme of Ennore Port Ltd (EPL) will be completed by September 2010, said its Chairman-cum-Managing Director S. Velumani on Tuesday.

The programme includes setting up of iron ore terminal (Rs.360 crore) in two phases, coal terminal (Rs.400 crore) and multi-purpose berth and cargo terminal (Rs.110 crore). The first two projects are being executed through public-private-partnership mode and as on date the participants have invested Rs.265 crore and Rs.225 crore respectively.

Over 80 per cent of the work relating to the first phase of iron ore terminal has been completed and it will be commissioned by September. In the first phase, the terminal will have six million tonnes per annum (MTPA) capacity. The construction of conveyor gallery is in an advanced stage and work on putting up the rail wagon tippling house is on.

According to Mr. Velumani, about 83 per cent of work regarding coal terminal is over. It will have a capacity of eight MTPA.

Works for construction of jetty and stack yard have been completed.

Erection of ship unloaders, conveyor system and rail track are at an advanced stage of completion.

Pointing out that EPL is putting up multi-purpose berth and cargo terminal, he said that about 64 per cent of work relating to the berth and 93 per cent of dredging have been completed and work on a parking yard for cars is progressing fast.

“Though, the scheduled date for commissioning the car project is December 2010, we are hopeful of starting operations from September 2010. The multi-purpose berth will handle 0.5 MTPA of clean cargo, special project equipment and 2,00,000 cars. Nissan did a trial shipment of six cars three weeks ago and they have committed to export 50,000 cars in the first year.

Similarly, we also had talks with Toyota officials and after the expansion they will export around 20,000 to 30,000 cars,” he told The Hindu.

Soon after the completion of the ongoing projects, EPL will next take up capital dredging to enable 1.50 lakh cape vessels to enter the port. It would cost Rs.230 crore. After the dredging, the port will have berth depth of 18 m and channel depth of 20 m.

Source: http://beta.thehindu.com/news/cities...icle427584.ece
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Old May 17th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #45
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TN Maritime Board website

http://www.tnmaritime.com/index.html -- Has some port pictures and details.

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Old July 27th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #46
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Karaikal Port Development

Hey Guys,

Does anybody to know where to find geotechnical information and project contacts for the Karaikal port expansion project?

Thanks for the help.

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Old August 13th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #47
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Marg sees port operations as key growth driver

Marg Ltd expects port-based operations, including logistics, and EPC to contribute significantly to its growth.

Mr G.R.K. Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Marg, said that the operations at its Karaikal Port have stabilised and port revenue has contributed significantly to the company's performance in the first quarter.

The company sees long-term potential in port-based logistics operations, which will be a separate line of investment. For now, it is integrating transporters and tying up with warehouse operators as a value add to port operations.

Marg, the Chennai-based infrastructure company, has announced that its land bank of 1,004 acres near Karaikal and Krishnapatnam Port, apart from locations along the OMR, will help it establish warehouses, industrial plots and tank farms to grow the logistics business.

Over the next year, the company will complete the next phase of expansion at the Karaikal Port. With a capacity of 5 million tonnes in place, Marg is now expanding the capacity to 21 mt with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore.

Three more berths are to be added with one berth catering to offshore supply vessels and project supply vessels operational now. This is an emerging business opportunity, he said. The other two berths would be in place by September 2011. The port now has two berths for coal and general cargo.

In the first quarter of the current year, Karaikal Port handled 1.7 million tonnes of cargo against 1.6 million tonnes for the nine month period in 2009-10. Peak discharge rate was 33,853 tonnes a day in June which is among the industry best for a non mechanised port.

The port has entered into agreements with a trading company for an assured cargo of one million tonne a year with a year-on-year increase of 20 per cent; another with a major oil refinery for handling crude oil; and with two major power plants to handle about 14 million tonnes of cargo.

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Old October 20th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #48
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PM to open Karaikal port in January

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would inaugurate the modified Karaikal port next January, Union Minister of State for Planning, Parliamentary Affairs and Culture V Narayanasamy has said.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, Narayanasamy said the port, running under the private-public partnership (PPP) mode, was being expanded — from two to 12 berths.

On completion, it would attract an investment of around `45,000 crore in five years and generate employment for one lakh people, he added.

The port will serve the hinterland comprising Nagapattinam, Kumbakonam and Myladuthurai.

On the newly launched provision of urban amenities in rural areas (PURA) scheme, he said seven backward villages in Karaikal and 15 constituencies in the country would benefit from it.

This scheme combines rural infrastructure development and economic regeneration activities. It seeks to establish roads, water supply, drainage system, schools, health centers and skill development centres.

In a first of its kind, this scheme aims at delivering infrastructure and amenities in rural areas through the PPP mode.

Union Minister for Rural Development C P Joshi has given the nod for the implementation of the scheme at an outlay of `72 crore, said Narayanasamy.

Source: http://expressbuzz.com/states/tamiln...ry/216448.html
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 01:23 PM   #49
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Record container handling by VOC Port

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Madurai, March 22:

V.O. Chidambaranar port (earlier known as Tuticorin port), as on March 21, has achieved an all-time record in handling containerised cargo at its terminal.

According to Mr A. Subbiah, Port Chairman, in the current financial year, the terminal has handled 4,50,827 TEUs as on March 21, handling more than that of the previous year, surpassing the target of 4,45,000 TEUs set by the Ministry for the current financial year.

He further said that the port has been handling a variety of import cargo such as granite products, textile machinery, polyester products, raw cashew, raw cotton, waste paper, food products, wheat products, rubber products, cotton fabrics etc. and export cargo such as sugar, paper products, granite items / tiles, garnet sand, garments, chemicals, cotton yard, cotton piece goods, copper products, coir products, charcoal, egg products, frozen sea foods, ilmenite sand, safety matches, salt, tyres, etc.

The above achievement has become possible by the consistent performance of the container terminal team, fully supported by about 12 private container freight stations in and around the port, feeder operators with cooperation of Custom House agents,' and facilities in the port.

The port administration is fully geared up for the setting up of second container terminal in 8th berth under public private partnership mode, awaiting orders from the Supreme Court, he added in a release to the press.

The port has a container terminal operated by PSA SICAL Terminals Ltd, a joint venture of Port of Singapore Authority and South India Corporation Agencies Pvt. Ltd since 1999.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle1562181.ece

Tuticurin is the 4th largest container port in India after JNPT, Chennai and Kolkata - Haldia complex.
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VOC Port handles record traffic in 2010-11

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A view of the Container Terminal at Tuticorin Port, in Tuticorin.

The V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust has achieved an all-time high traffic of 25.73 million tonnes for the year 2010-11 surpassing the previous record of 23.79 mt handled in 2009-10, registering 8.16 per cent growth rate.

The port, also, has handled 4,67,752 TEUs surpassing the previous years' container traffic of 4,39,948 TEUs registering a growth rate of 6.32 per cent.

Mr A. Subbiah, Chairman, VOC Port Trust, in a release said, that the record cargo handling performance of the port is 2.38 per cent higher than the target of 25.13 mt set by the Ministry. Equally, the container traffic is 5.11 per cent more than the target of 4,45,000 TEUs target set by the Ministry. The port has registered an all-time high operating income of Rs 259.89 crore with a net surplus (after tax) of Rs 101.30 crore, achieving for the first time a net surplus over Rs 100 crore, he mentioned.

He said that the Capital Dredging Project for dredging and deepening the approach channel and basin to cater to 12.8 m draught vessels is currently under progress and is expected to be completed next year.

Referring to ongoing works , he said for handling thermal coal for the NTPL Power project, the port is constructing a North Cargo Berth – I (NCB-I) at an estimated cost of Rs 37.54 crore. A North Cargo Berth – II (NCB-II) at an estimated cost of Rs. 332.16 crores under public-private partnership is currently under construction for handling bulk cargo.

Future projects

On future projects, he said, the project of conversion of 8{+t}{+h} Berth Container Terminal at an estimated cost of Rs 312.12 crore shall be taken up to augment additional container handling capacity of the port.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle1591962.ece
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #51
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Casinos on Indo-Lanka ferry service

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Passengers on the Indo-Lanka ferry service, scheduled to go into operation soon, will have the opportunity of taking a fling in a casino or visiting other entertainment spots on the vessel. Sri Lanka Shipping Corporation Managing Director Manohari de Silva said that all arrangements had been made for the ferry service between the Ports of Tuticorin and Colombo to commence soon after the Sinhala and Hindu New Year. "The ferry service would be a boon to Buddhist pilgrims to Buddha Gaya as the vessel will have 186 cabins outside and 134 inside. Each economy class passenger, who would have to pay an average of LKR 10,000 (INR 4019) for the round trip, will be allowed 100 kg of baggage free of charge."

Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrema has taken action to ensure that the Old Passenger Jetty at the Port of Colombo will be given a face lift so that it may meet the present-day needs of the passengers. The Customs and Immigration and Emigration posts and branches of state banks have been set up at the Jetty.

The Sri Lanka Shipping Corporation has made arrangements for passengers to gather outside the Port of Colombo and for a special shuttle bus service to carry them to the Jetty. Mrs de Silva said that an agreement had already been signed between Flamingo Shipping Lines in Tuticorin and the Sri Lanka Shipping Corporation for the Indian counterpart to deploy a vessel that would have the capacity to ferry 1,044 passengers, cargo and 200 vehicles during each voyage.

Facilities have been made to operate speciality restaurants, Duty Free shops, casinos and other entertainment on board the vessel for the convenience of the passengers.

The vessel which had been chartered from the Indian company would initially make two voyages per week. Travelling at a speed of 16 knots it would take 8 to 10 hours to reach the Port of Tuticorin which is 153 nautical miles from Colombo. Arrangements had also been made to have interconnecting trains and luxury buses operating to destinations as far as Chennai, Madurai and Buddha Gaya, she said.

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Tuticorin Port No.1 in terms of growth



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Not directly related to the ports, but this news item shows the powerful positive multiplier effect that good ports can have on the regional economy and industry.
Railway division exceeds target in freight loading
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TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi Railway Division surpassed the target set in freight loading as well as in passenger earnings during the financial year 2010-11. The contribution of Karaikal Port has been significant for the buoyancy in goods loading in the Division.

As against the freight loading target of 7 million tonnes , the Tiruchi Division exceeded the target and netted 7.83 million tonnes with the contribution of Karaikal Port being 2.6 million tonnes. The share of Karaikal Port was 33 per cent in respect of the Division's overall originating freight loading.

Coal topped the list with its originating loading for the 2010-11 fiscal being 4.5 million tonnes, followed by cement with 1.8 million tonnes, food grains with 0.8 million tonnes and fertilisers with 0.46 million tonnes.

Loading of coal

Loading of coal to various destinations by rail from Karaikal Port alone was 2.1 million tonnes. Increase in freight loading led to corresponding rise in goods earnings with the Division netting Rs.294 crore, though the target for the period was Rs.273 crore. The Division had surpassed the freight loading target in the first week of March itself. In the passenger earnings front, the Division surpassed the target of Rs.161 crore to touch Rs.170 crore.
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The Tiruchi Railway Division has bagged the Best Operating Performance Efficiency Shield for improved loading, efficiency and turnaround and Best Finance and Accounts Efficiency Shield in recognition of its prudent financial management for 2010-11.
It is probably no accident that the region is now witnessing multiple railway projects including important gauge conversions nearing completion - they (SR) now have a strong incentive to improve the network in the region to exploit the rail freight traffic potential from the port fully.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #54
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Karaikal Port may handle Chennai Petro’s products

http://www.financialexpress.com/news...ducts/778849/0

Infrastructure company Marg is hoping to pump out refined products through a pipeline for Chennai Petroleum Corporation (CPCL) via its Karaikal Port. This assumes significance as it translates to further strengthening of business at the private port which is strategically located between the Chennai Port and Tuticorin Port.

It may be recalled that there is already a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Karaikal Port and CPCL which facilitates the petroleum company to use Karaikal Port for supplying crude oil to its Cauvery basin refinery at Nagapattinam. If this new business avenue materialises, on one hand, the port would be used for supplying crude that is imported to the refinery and on the other hand, it would be used to export refined products for CPCL.

GRK Reddy, chairman and managing director, Marg, said there is definitely a possibility. The company continues to explore all possible avenues for cooperation with its partner CPCL. As the CPCL refinery starts operating at full capacity with the aid of the crude imported through Karaikal Port, Marg is hopeful of handling refined products for CPCL for exports. However, the ultimate decision would rest with CPCL as the volumes to be exported to domestic or international destinations by sea would have to justify the investments into the infrastructure needed to handle the same.

As far as the existing MoU between Karaikal Port and CPCL is concerned, the port will provide the necessary infrastructure facilities and services to handle the required volume of crude. CPCL will lay the pipelines to transport the imported crude to its refinery from the port. The pipeline to evacuate and transport the imported crude to the refinery is being designed and built by CPCL. It would be done completely underground and would in fact traverse the riverbed of the Vettar river on the southern side of the port before reaching the refinery at Nagapattinam.

Though CPCL has its own jetty infrastructure near the port, it was unable to fully utilise the installed capacity at its refinery due to want of crude oil. They were not able to supply more crude into the refinery as the jetty had its own constraints such as permissible vessel and parcel sizes.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:34 AM   #55
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Glad to hear that karaikal's role is slowly increasing. If it reaches major port status, then Chennai will serve north TN, Karaikal central TN (trichy, etc.), and Tuticorin south TN.
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Glad to hear that karaikal's role is slowly increasing. If it reaches major port status, then Chennai will serve north TN, Karaikal central TN (trichy, etc.), and Tuticorin south TN.
Interestingly, the title of 'Major Port' merely means that it is a port administered by the Union Govt., as against the ports (minor ports) that are governed by State Govts. It doesn't translate to any specific technical ability or cargo handling prowess/qualification.

In that sense, a port such as Karaikal can never become a Major Port, ever. However, some of the biggest ports in the future would be the so-called minor ports. Mundra in GJ, Gangavaram and Krishnapatnam in AP and perhaps to a lesser extent, Karaikal would be amongst the largest in the country in terms of capacity and certainly in terms of efficiencies.

For example, Karaikal Port website shows plans to go up to 46.9 million tonnes in capacity in the coming years - this is more than twice that of Tuticorin which is officially a major port. Already for bulk materials such as coal, Karaikal (just like Krishnapatnam/Mundra etC) is a more capable port in terms of handling efficiency, turnaround times, ship and parcel sizes etc.

The below article discusses some of these points, although the correctness of technical data given can be debated.
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Late in May, the MV Harmony, owned by Chennai-based Seaport Shipping, set sail for India’s eastern seaboard from a port in Indonesia. The ship, carrying 40,000 tonnes of coal, is headed straight for Karaikal port on the Tamil Nadu coast. It could easily have charted a course for the much bigger Chennai port but has deliberately chosen the minor port. Reason: Chennai can’t handle vessels carrying more than 30,000 tonnes of coal. Karaikal can.
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பழையாறு மீன்பிடி துறைமுக விரிவாக்க பணிஜூன் 5ம் தேதி துவக்கம்: அமைச்சர் தகவல்

மயிலாடுதுறை:""நாகை மாவட்டம், பழையாறு மீன்பிடி துறைமுகம் விரிவாக்கப் பணி வரும் 5ம் தேதி துவங்கும்,'' என, மீன் வளத்துறை அமைச்சர் ஜெயபால் கூறினார்.
நாகை மாவட்டம், சீர்காழி அடுத்த பழையாறு மீன்பிடி துறைமுகத்தை விரிவாக்கம் செய்ய உள்ள இடத்தையும், பூம்புகாரில் புதிதாக அமைக்கப்பட உள்ள மீன்பிடி துறைமுக இடத்தையும் தமிழக மீன் வளத்துறை அமைச்சர் ஜெயபால் நேற்று பார்வையிட்டார்.பின்னர் அவர் நிருபர்களிடம் கூறியதாவது:பழையாறு மீன்பிடி துறைமுகத்தை விரிவாக்கம் செய்ய, 2008ம் ஆண்டு நிதி ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்தப் பணி 2010ல் முடிந்திருக்க வேண்டும். ஆனால், இப்பணி கிடப்பில் போடப்பட்டுள்ளது. அ.தி.மு.க., ஆட்சிக்கு வந்த பிறகு, துறைமுகப் பணிகளை விரைந்து முடிக்க முதல்வர் உத்தரவிட்டுள்ளார். அதன்பேரில், தற்போது ஆய்வு செய்துள்ளேன். வரும் 5ம் தேதி, பழையாறு மீன்பிடி துறைமுகம் விரிவாக்கப் பணி துவங்கும்.பூம்புகாரில் 60 கோடி ரூபாய் மதிப்பில், புதிதாக தூண்டில் வளைவு மீன்பிடி துறைமுகம் அமைக்க, ஆயத்தப் பணிகளை விரைந்து முடிக்க அதிகாரிகளுக்கு உத்தரவிடப்பட்டுள்ளது.இவ்வாறு அமைச்சர் ஜெயபால் கூறினார்.

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Cuddalore Port active after three years

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CUDDALORE: After a gap of three years, the Cuddalore Port has become active again owing to arrival of a ship from Yangon, Myanmar, carrying timber cargo. It anchored about a km offshore on Friday night and will remain there for the next four days to unload massive logs.

The consignment meant for a private company in Puducherry will be later transported by trucks. Official sources told The Hindu that the ship, m.v. Yawn Byae, had brought over 1,400 logs, weighing over 2,600 tonnes.

As many as seven private barges were pressed into service on Saturday morning to bring the logs to the shore. While one crane was fixed aboard the ship, another installed on the shore to handle the logs.

Sources said that the arrival of the ship had created job opportunities to not less than 250 persons, including 150 direct and 100 indirect jobs. Besides this, the port would also earn revenue of about Rs 4 lakh to Rs 5 lakh towards berthing and handling charges.

The sources further said that it was in 2008 that the last ship landed at the Cuddalore Port with coal from Indonesia. The sources revealed that hereafter the port would be getting busy as ships would call on the port at regular intervals of two-three months.

Since the Cuddalore port was said to be nearer to the southern destinations than the Chennai port, routing cargo through the former was said to be less expensive. Moreover, all the infrastructure such as barges, cranes, stacking places, and godowns were available in adequate measure at the Cuddalore port.

The port could comfortably handle urea, bulk cargo, packed cargo and timber cargo. However, it could not receive ships carrying containers because it required berthing of the ship closer to the shore and only major ports had put up such a facility.

The sources observed that since each log was weighing about two tonnes, these would be loaded on to the trucks, at the rate of 10 each, for its onward journey to Puducherry.

http://www.hindu.com/2011/06/05/stor...0554740900.htm
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Cuddalore port has great advantage than Chennai port. It can also be easily accessed even by SRPD-Oragadam Auto corridor, Cheyyar and also much nearer for western TN than Tuticorin port.

Both the gvt failed to tap the potential!
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Tamil Nadu Ports and Harbour

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Tamil Nadu has a large coast line dotted with many ports and Harbours. There is no seperate thread to discuss the ports and its activites. Please post pictures, news and discussions on Tamilnadu ports and Harbours.
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