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June 7, 2023

Centre proposes to convert Kochi port into transshipment hub

The union government has decided to increase the depth of dockyards in the Kochi port to facilitate anchoring of huge ships. The Centre has announced an investment worth Rs 380 crore for this, by including the project in the Sagarmala scheme. The proposed project will elevate Kochi port to a transshipment hub, thereby contributing to the trading sector of the nation.

The current depth of the dockyard in Kochi port is 14.5 metre. The depth will be increased to 16 m in the first phase of the project. This will aid to improve the container management capacity of the Vallarpadam terminal from 10 lakh TEU to 20 lakh TEU. The proposed project will ease cargo transportation and solve many challenges faced by the traders here.

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