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Calcutta Port Trust
Business  /  Published 18.10.21

Calcutta port benefits from high seas option

Cargo handled by all government-owned major ports of India in the first half of this fiscal has nearly reached the level seen before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, signalling that the external tr...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.21

Yaas: Tide too high but effect limited

The water level in the Hooghly rose above the predicted 7 metres from the low tide level on Wednesday but the absence of heavy rain spared large parts of Calcutta from being waterlogged. A few pocket...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.21

Port trust gears up for storm aftermath

Taking lessons from its experience while facing Cyclone Amphan last year, Calcutta Port Trust has decided to take a number of steps to minimise the impact of Yaas on the city. The port trust has set ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

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

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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

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


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