- Work on 1,100 m berth in full swing; to be completed by December 2016
- Expansion project to come up at an investment of Rs 750 crore. Existing investment of
Rs 2,450 crore to take the total investment in Hazira port to Rs 3,200 crore
- Post expansion, cargo handling capacity to increase to 50 MTPA from existing 30 MTPA.
- 80% increase in traffic in Q1 FY17 to 4.4 MT, as against 2.4 MT in the corresponding
quarter in the previous fiscal. Cargo handling at port is expected to reach 24 MT in FY17
Last week Antwerp Port Authority signed a collaboration agreement with Shahid Rajaee Port Authority which controls the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran. Bandar Abbas accounts for 90% of the in- and outgoing containers of Iran and for nearly half of the 200 million tonnes of freight handled by the 11 Iranian ports put together. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the headquarters of the Ports & Maritime Organisation in Teheran which is responsible for managing these 11 ports. The agreement runs for a period of five years, after which it can be renewed.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has completed the expansion of the rail terminal at its Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) significantly earlier than planned. Following the construction period, regular operations will resume as early as 1 August 2016, which is two months sooner than originally calculated. The CTA’s rail terminal now has nine tracks, instead of the previous seven. The expansion will increase the terminal’s capacity by 140,000 standard containers (TEU) to 930,000 TEU per year.