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Container scanner to be installed at Vizag Port by June-end
For providing better security, preventing wrong declaration and smuggling in concealed form, the Union government will install a container scanner at the Visakhapatnam Port by June-end. Though it has been decided to make it mandatory in all the major ports, the implementation in Visakhapatnam has been delayed due to certain problems. The scanner, which has reached the city sometime ago, will be installed on the compound of the Visakha Container Terminal Private Ltd, a BOT operator of Visakhapatnam Port. “It will be a non-intrusive method and the scanning will be done by our officials without stoppage of vehicles. The drive through scanning will save lot of time,” Principal Commissioner of Customs D.K. Srinivas told The Hindu.
Visakhapatnam Port Trust terminal to be extended
According to a VCTPL official, the project construction will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by March 2021. The project is being taken up on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer basis duly enhancing the capacity of the existing container terminal to meet the growing business needs. Source: Indian Express
Starlog-Louis Dreyfus JV terminal allowed to handle 10 more cargo items at Vizag Port Trust
A bulk cargo handling terminal at Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) run by an Indo-French joint venture has been allowed to handle 10 more cargo items than the four it was originally built to serve, triggering demands for similar treatment from others. The Tariff Authority for Major Ports or TAMP has notified the rates for handling the 10 extra cargo items at the West Quay Multiport Private Limited run by Mumbai-listed Starlog Enterprises Ltd and French shipping firm Louis Dreyfus Armateurs S.A. at the WQ-6 berth of VPT. The terminal operator’s request to set rates for handling the extra cargo was cleared by TAMP on an application filed by VPT.News schreiben