Kamarajar Port boosts capacity to 30 mt.
Kamarajar Port Limited, the youngest among the 12 Major Ports, developed as a landlord port and also the first and only Corporate Major Port, has boosted its capacity to handle 30 million tonnes (mt) of cargo per annum.
The Port began its journey in 2001 by handling coal to meet the requirements of power stations of TNEB in 2 coal berths with a capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).
KPL said that considering the ex-im demand, KPL developed four terminals, viz. marine liquid terminal of 3 mtpa capacities, common user coal terminal of 8 mtpa and iron ore terminal of 6 mtpa capacity through PPP-BOT model.
KPL has developed a new general cargo-cum-RoRo terminal for handling automobiles, project cargo, etc. At present, it has 6 berths with capacity of 30 mtpa to handle various types of cargo. The throughput at Kamarajar Port registered a sound growth of 52.82% at 27.34 mt (2013-14) as against 17.89 mt in the corresponding period of the 2012-13 fiscal.