Container cargo handling at KoPT crosses 6 lakh TEU
The Kolkata Dock System has seen good growth in container cargo handling.
A release issued by KoPT said, On March 12 container throughput crossed 6 lakhs TEU ( twenty foot equivalent units), which is an all-time high record for Kolkata dock. In 2015-16 KDS handled nearly 5.78 lakhs TEU.
Cargo handling in the current fiscal is likely to be to the tune of 6.25 lakh TEU.
“The figures could be achieved despite the grave operational constraints of low navigational draft in the river, unavoidable ship detentions due to lock operations of the impounded dock and tide dependence in ship movement, which are all unique to the river port,” M.T. Krishna Babu, Chairman, KoPT, was quoted as saying in the release.
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