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Calcutta Port Trust
Business  /  Published 12.04.21

Calcutta Port Trust posts 26% surplus hike

A combination of cost control and revenue boost shored up the port’s finances, which follows the accounting practise of trusts. The port management cut down overtime expenses by 30 per cent, squ...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 26.02.21

HPL mulls 50% capacity hike

Haldia Petrochemicals has proposed to expand its capacity by 50 per cent, entailing an investment of Rs 8,500 crore. The company is embarking on a project which will enable it to produce 345,000 tonne...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 26.02.21

CPT seeks pvt jetties

Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port, formerly Calcutta Port Trust (CPT), is embarking on multiple projects to enhance cargo handling capacities in Calcutta and Haldia. Most of these ventures are in partnersh...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 23.02.21

Hiranandanis get port access

Calcutta Port Trust has come to an agreement with Hiranandani Group, allowing the company to use the river channel to bring liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to Haldia, clearing one more step in bui...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 26.07.20

Calcutta Port Trust floats plan for a cargo tunnel

Calcutta Port Trust will undertake a study to examine if it is feasible to construct a tunnel under the river Hooghly to facilitate movement of cargo by avoiding the city traffic. The primary objecti...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.20

Crew clears test, ship allowed to sail to city

A cargo ship from China’s Shanghai has been allowed to arrive at the Kidderpore port on Thursday after a thermal check revealed that none of the 19 crew members was running a temperature, a Calcutta...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.19

Mamata renews stand on Tajpur port

Bengal chief minister on Tuesday iterated that her government would develop the proposed deep-sea port in East Midnapore’s Tajpur on its own even though Nabanna is yet to formally communicate its de...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

Business  /  Published 16.05.19

Haldia port impasse ends

Haldia port is likely to resume operations on Friday, ending a tense, two-day stand-off between the senior management and its workers.Sources said two unions, representing the chargesheeted workers, h...
By Anshuman Phadikar and Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Godown gutted near Howrah bridge

A large portion of a godown along the Hooghly and barely 100 metres from the Calcutta end of Howrah bridge was gutted in a blaze that started around 2.15am on Saturday and raged for more than 12 hours...
By Subhajoy Roy in Howrah

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.20

Port trust bans crew from getting off ships

Members of cargo ships’ crew will not be allowed to get off the vessels when they dock at Calcutta or Haldia as a preventive measure against the possible spread of the coronavirus. The Calcutta Port...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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