#CENTURYPLY : Company has bagged a contract to modernise and mechanise a cluster of six berths in Kolkata’s Khidderpore Docks on a build-operate-own-transferbasis. Once fully operational, these berths under KPD -1 (West), will create additional port capacity in eastern India by installing mechanised systems to handle containers as well as clean bulk cargo
The project will be the first instance of a public-private-partnership in Kolkata Dock System.
Once formalised, the Company is going to have a 30-year contract to run the operation on a build-operate-own-transfer basis.
The contract envisages equipping the berths to handle 330,000 containers and 650,000 tonne of cargo per annum in two phases.The project cost is pegged at around Rs 200 crore.