Congestion at Kolkata Dock System
The recently introduced
Delivery that aims at facilitating trade has led to severe congestion at the Kolkata Container Terminal. Kolkata Dock System, being one of the oldest city-based ports in the country, has considerable space constraint at the terminal, besides lack of infrastructure. Moreover, the Kolkata Police authorities have imposed road restrictions of almost 7 hours a day on a staggered basis since a year on the movement of heavy vehicles around the port area, thus restricting the movement of cargoes/containers to/from the port. Vessel turnaround time continues to increase, considering pre-berthing delays and period towards berth occupancy for cargo operations.