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Four ships waiting to berth at Kandla port to load wheat for exports

Traders said some 190,000 tonnes of wheat are struck for want of fresh approvals; another 1.5-1.6 million tonnes are at the ports


Supply trucks loaded with wheat are parked as they wait to enter a port for unloading, near Kandla in Gujarat (Photo: Reuters)

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Four shipping vessels are still stuck at Kandla port till Tuesday waiting for berths to load the wheat that cleared for exports more than 10 days ago, traders claimed.

Of these, trade sources said each has a capacity to carry 30,000-65,000 tonnes of wheat (see chart). Till a few days back, eight ships were waiting to berth despite having all the clearances. But in the last few days, four shipments were cleared by the officials, traders added.

All these consignments had met Customs requirements before May 13 and have valid shipping bills and letters of credit (L/cs), the traders claimed.

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First Published: May 24 2022 | 6:06 PM IST

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