Calcutta Port Trust
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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.19

Hit by crane, cable post falls on train

A cable post along the circular railway tracks near Kidderpore station fell on a local train after being hit by a crane on Friday evening.Two passengers were injured and taken to hospital, said a rail...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kidderpore

Business  /  Published 27.03.19

CPT drill to upgrade facilities at Haldia

Calcutta Port Trust is focusing on expanding capacity and evacuation to maintain growth momentum. The port authority is eyeing an investment of around Rs 330 crore for mechanisation of a berth in Hald...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Woman conquers river and gender hurdle

Reshma Nilofer Naha goes to the high sea on a small boat, climbs on to a large vessel with a rope ladder and enjoys it. India’s first “river pilot” was felicitated at a women’s day programme h...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar and Cordelia Nelson in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.20

Mamata skips meet

Mamata Banerjee did not share the dais with Narendra Modi at the Calcutta Port Trust programme that became the second stage for the Prime Minister’s political performance on Sunday.The chief ministe...
By Sambit Saha and Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta


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