KPCT deep­ens draft to 16 me­ters

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Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (KPCT), in its quest to be­come the best port glob­ally, has in­creased its draft for con­tainer ter­mi­nal to 16 me­ters. KPCT now shares the hon­our of be­ing one of the deep­est draft con­tainer port on the east coast of In­dia. Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port al­ready en­joys the sta­tus of hav­ing 18.5 me­ter draft, deep­est in In­dia for its bulk ter­mi­nal. The port has started of­fer­ing tran­ship­ment ser­vices with coastal op­er­a­tor Shreyas Ship­ping run­ning feeder ser­vices be­tween Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port and Kolkata/hal­dia port. There is a spe­cial coastal berthing fa­cil­ity at Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam that has been made avail­able for trans­ship­ment cargo and coastal trans­ship­ment ves­sels.

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