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Chennai to build ultra-large containership terminal

Chennai to build ultra-large containership terminal

Mumbai: The Chennai Port Trust has announced that it is to spend Rs 30.5bn to construct a mega-terminal capable of handling ultra-large container vessels upto 15,000teu with a loa of 400mtr. The terminal, reported to the first of its kind in India, would boast a 19mtr deep entry channel, an along-side depth of 18 metres, continuous quay length of 2 km and a backup area of about 100 hectares.

The port expect the 4km area created by the two new breakwaters to provide a basin area of about 300 hectares which may be used as a deep water berth for VLCCs calling at Chennai port.  [13/08/07]

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