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First vessel lands at Dhamara port

BS Reporter  |  Kolkata/ Bhubaneswar 

Port to resume full scale operations by December-end.

The trial operations of the have kicked off with the first ship from Australia carrying 45,000 tonnes of for Tata Steel's Jamshedpur plant landing at the port on Saturday at 9:30 am.

“An Australian vessel carrying 45,000 tonnes of for Tata Steel's Jamshedpur plant landed at the Our trial operations will continue for 2-3 months and the port expects to resume full scale operations by the end of December when the 62-km railway link to Bhadrak will be ready,” Santosh Mohapatra, chief operating officer of Company Limited (DPCL) told Business Standard.

The port project is being implemented by DPCL which is a 50:50 joint venture between and Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

Mohapatra said that Rs 2,700 crore has already been invested into the port operations.

Initially, the port will start operations with two berths with a capacity of handling 27 million tonnes of cargo which would be eventually scaled up to 100 million tonnes in five years.

First Published: Mon, September 20 2010. 00:16 IST
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