Kolkata: Adani Ports, which is rapidly expanding its network on the east coast, is set to enter the maritime domain in West Bengal as it emerged as the top bidder for the operation of berths at the Haldia Dock Complex, an official said. said on Monday.
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. has paid a royalty of Rs 75 per tonne to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port Trust, formerly known as Kolkata Port, for the right to operate mechanization and dry bulk cargo handling berths at HDC, located in the city. & Company was overthrown. , he said.
The port official said Adani Group is also one of the bidders for the six berths of Kiddarpur Dock in Kolkata.
The country’s largest private port operator has also shown interest in operating facilities related to inland waterways and said it will bid for multimodal terminals when these are put under hammer by the Inland Waterways Authority of India.
“Adani is the highest bidder for Haldia Berth 2 with a royalty of Rs 75 per tonne. The contract awarding process will take 15-20 days to complete. Adani is one of the companies that has bid for Khiddarpur dock berths. have shown interest in
“The facility has 20 berths, and six of them will be privatized,” said Vineet Kumar, president of SMP Kolkata.
The Haldia berth will be mechanized to handle 3.744 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo with an investment of Rs 298.26 crore.
The Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) has approved a cargo handling rate of Rs 335.90 per tonne at the facility.
A senior company official said the Adani Group is interested in developing inland waterways and will bid for multimodal terminals when it is commissioned.
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