Ennore port expansion gets green nod
In a contentious move, an expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has recommended granting of Environmental Clearance and CRZ clearance for the Phase-III expansion of the Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) in Ennore. In a meeting last month, the EAC had recommended the clearance based on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2018. However, environmental activists termed it illegal as a writ petition against the draft CZMP was pending in the Madras High Court.
Adani container terminal at Ennore may be ready soon
Adani container terminal inside Kamarajar port at Ennore is likely to be commissioned by May or June – after six months delay due to heavy damage to terminal equipment caused by Vardah cyclone on December 6, 2016. Equipment in the terminal, which was ready for commissioning on December 15, 2016,had to be completely repaired. Teething problems The private operator could have lost ₹5-6 crore a month due to the delay and Kamarajar Port which gets a 37 per cent revenue share would also have to take the hit as it cannot claim any compensation as it was an ‘act of God,’ according to sources.
Ennore Port oil spill spreads all along Chennai's shoreline up to Marina
CHENNAI: The oil spill supposedly from two ships that collided near the Ennore Port, north of Chennai, on Saturday, spread along the city's shoreline further down up to the famed Marina Beach. On Monday morning, the local fishermen and the morning walkers were shocked to find not just thick black oil along the beach, but a number of turtles that were washed ashore dead. The accidental collision of two oil tanker ships took place in the wee hours of Saturday near the Ennore Port. The effects could be noticed only on Sunday when a large quantum of thick and dark oil was washed ashore near Ernavur. While the Coast Guard was carrying out the operations to remove the oil, on Sunday morning it had spread further down till Marina Beach. The fishermen in the hamlets around Marina are also worried about going into the sea fearing that the oil could cause skin problems. Only a handful of boats could be seen at Marina today (Monday) as fishermen found themselves incapable of taking their boats out into the thick oil deposits in the sea. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2017/jan/30/ennore-port-oil-spill-spreads-all-along-chennais-shoreline-up-to-marina-1565030.htmlUpload News
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