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New harbour of hope: Country's first transshipment port sets sail

Adani Group's Vizhinjam International Seaport, the country's first semi-automated container port, is poised to receive its first container vessel from Maersk

New harbour of hope: Country's first transshipment port sets sail
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 1:08 AM IST

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan flags-in first ever ship into Vizhinjam port

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday flagged-in the first ever ship at the Rs 7,700 crore deep-water international Vizhinjam port here. Vijayan, joined by Leader of Opposition in the assembly V D Satheesan, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and various state ministers, waved a green flag signalling the tugboats to push the huge Chinese ship -- Zhen Hua 15 -- from the wharf to the docking yard. The tugboats pushing the vessel, which carries huge ship-to-shore and yard cranes, also gave it a water salute. As the vessel touched the dock, firecrackers were burst and balloons released to welcome it. Hundreds of people, across all age groups, arrived at the port area to see the ship arrive at the dock. Zhen Hua 15 -- which began its journey from China at the end of August, was scheduled to dock at Vizhinjam on October 4, but its journey got delayed due to bad weather conditions along its route. On reaching Indian coastal wate

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan flags-in first ever ship into Vizhinjam port
Updated On : 15 Oct 2023 | 5:27 PM IST

Adani's new mega port at Vizhinjam can lure world's biggest ships to India

Located near the southernmost tip of the country, the Vizhinjam transshipment container port will allow India to grab a bigger slice of the international maritime trade currently dominated by China

Adani's new mega port at Vizhinjam can lure world's biggest ships to India
Updated On : 15 Oct 2023 | 9:19 AM IST

First ship berths carrying cranes from China arrive at Vizhinjam port

The first ship that arrived at Vizhinjam port here carrying cranes from China was given a water salute by the tug boats which pulled the vessel into the Rs 7,700 crore deep-water international port on Thursday, official sources said. The mammoth container handling cranes onboard the vessel would be transferred to the port on Sunday, October 15, in an official event that would be attended by Union Minister for Ports Sarbananda Sonowal and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the sources said. The vessel -- Zhen Hua 15 -- which began its journey from China at the end of August was scheduled to dock at Vizhinjam on October 4, but its journey got delayed due to bad weather conditions along its route. On reaching Indian coastal waters, it first went to Mundra port in Gujarat to offload some cranes there and then proceeded towards Vizhinjam, the sources said. It docked at Vizhinjam port at around 11.20 am, they said. The Kerala government last month had said that three more ships wou

First ship berths carrying cranes from China arrive at Vizhinjam port
Updated On : 12 Oct 2023 | 10:17 PM IST

Kerala govt to raise Rs 400 cr for Adani Ports as part of Vizhinjam pact

Kerala will have to provide Adani Ports Rs 400 crore when 30 per cent of the breakwater is completed and they have been knocking on the doors of the government for a while

Kerala govt to raise Rs 400 cr for Adani Ports as part of Vizhinjam pact
Updated On : 13 Feb 2023 | 1:07 PM IST

Time to spur Vizhinjam project to avoid Ever Alots giving India wide berth

Myriad issues like recent protests by the fisherfolk, back-to-back floods in Kerala, Cyclone Ockhi have taken wind out of Adani Group's sails, forcing its Rs 7,500-cr project to move at snail's pace

Time to spur Vizhinjam project to avoid Ever Alots giving India wide berth
Updated On : 29 Jan 2023 | 10:26 PM IST

Kerala govt has spent Rs 100 cr so far for Vizhinjam rehabilitation: Min

The Kerala government has spent Rs 100 crore so far for the rehabilitation initiatives in connection with the under construction Vizhinjam sea port project, state Port Minister Ahammed Devarkovil said on Friday. Several development and welfare initiatives are being implemented in the region using the government fund and also making use of the CSR fund of the construction company, he told the state Assembly. The Union Environment Ministry, at the time of the signing of the contract, had directed to carry out rehabilitation initiatives to the tune of Rs 8.65 crore in the region, he said. "But, the LDF government has adopted a positive policy towards the fishermen community and spent Rs 100 crore for rehabilitation alone," Devarkovil said during the question and answer session. The significant thing was that land of local fishermen had not been acquired in connection with the sea port project. The land of those who lived away from the seashore had been taken for the same, he ...

Kerala govt has spent Rs 100 cr so far for Vizhinjam rehabilitation: Min
Updated On : 09 Dec 2022 | 4:31 PM IST

Work on Adani Vizhinjam port will resume within a week: Jayakumar

he arbitration process is already on for not just extension demand, but also force majeure claims by Adani taking into account cyclones like Ockhi, Covid and floods

Work on Adani Vizhinjam port will resume within a week: Jayakumar
Updated On : 07 Dec 2022 | 11:50 PM IST

Work on Adani's Vizhinjam port to resume after fishermen suspend protests

Fisherfolk camped in a makeshift shelter at Vizhinjam, in the state of Kerala since September, have blocked vehicles and halted work on a project they blame for coastal erosion

Work on Adani's Vizhinjam port to resume after fishermen suspend protests
Updated On : 07 Dec 2022 | 7:59 PM IST

Kerala CM makes statement on Vizhinjam; says rehabilitation top priority

A day after the months-long protest against the under-construction Vizhinjam sea port was called off here, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said rehabilitation of local people and protection of their livelihood are top priorities of his government while implementing development projects. The Left government has assured this in all development projects and the approach is the same in the case of Vizhinjam port as well, he said in a statement made in the Assembly under Rule 300. Noting that the government is committed to the infrastructure development of the state that lays the foundation for Kerala's sustainable economic growth, he said it is also particular about the fact that the projects should be implemented with a humane approach. He said the protest committee had decided to call off the strike during a high-level talk held here on Tuesday. The CM also informed the House about the details of the demands raised by the agitators and the decisions taken on ...

Kerala CM makes statement on Vizhinjam; says rehabilitation top priority
Updated On : 07 Dec 2022 | 3:25 PM IST

Vizhinjam protest against Adani port called off after 138 days

Govt has already told agitators that construction work won't be stopped, but is said to have accepted all their demands

Vizhinjam protest against Adani port called off after 138 days
Updated On : 06 Dec 2022 | 9:49 PM IST

Protest against Adani's Vizhinjam sea port in Kerala called off for now

The over 130-day-long protest by fisherfolk against the under-construction Vizhinjam sea port was on Tuesday called off for now. The calling off of the agitation was announced by Vicar General Eugene Pereira, who has been seen at the forefront of the protests. He, however, said the protest was not being called off because they were satisfied with the steps taken or promises made by the state government. It was being called off as the protest has reached a certain stage and if required, they will take it up again, Pereira told reporters here. A day ago, leaders of various religious groups in Kerala had met with the fisherfolk protesting against the under-construction Vizhinjam sea port here as part of the ongoing efforts to bring peace in the area which witnessed violent agitations recently. A large number of people have been staging demonstrations outside the main entrance of the multi-purpose seaport at nearby Mulloor for the last few months. They have been pressing their seven-

Protest against Adani's Vizhinjam sea port in Kerala called off for now
Updated On : 06 Dec 2022 | 9:24 PM IST

Adani group sought deployment of central forces at Vizhinjam site: Minister

Kerala Transport Minister Antony Raju said that the Adani Group approached the High Court requesting the security cover of central forces in its port construction site in Vizhinjam

Adani group sought deployment of central forces at Vizhinjam site: Minister
Updated On : 04 Dec 2022 | 10:31 AM IST

Kerala govt nods to Adani group's plea seeking protection at Vizhinjam port

The Adani Group on Friday moved the Kerala High Court seeking the assistance of central forces to continue with construction at the Vizhinjam seaport in Thiruvananthapuram which was marred by violent protests recently halting the work. Justice Anu Sivaraman, while hearing a plea filed by the Adani Group against obstruction and blockade due to protests, asked the state and central governments to discuss the possibility of deploying the central forces. The court asked the state and central governments to file their reply with regard to the petition by the Adani Group and the matter will be further heard on December 7. Meanwhile, the state government informed the court that cases were registered against numerous persons, including the Bishop, with regard to the violence and five persons were arrested. However, the Adani Group told the court that many accused in the case, including many priests, are still at the protest site. The Group also alleged that the police investigation in the

Kerala govt nods to Adani group's plea seeking protection at Vizhinjam port
Updated On : 03 Dec 2022 | 12:26 AM IST

Probe into Vizhinjam violence not reached stage to link with extremists

The Kerala police on Wednesday said that investigation has not reached a stage to suggest involvement of any extremist groups in the recent incidents of violence at Vizhinjam here. Thiruvananthapuram Range DIG R Nishanthini, who has been appointed as a special officer in charge of security arrangement and law and order in the area, also said the police was going to take stringent and legal action against those accused in the 163 cases lodged till now in connection with the anti-seaport protests and violence. Speaking to reporters here, the senior officer also said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was not part of her meeting with officers in connection with the protests and violence at Vizhinjam, and that she cannot say whether it has sought any details or information from the Kerala police. On being asked why no one has been arrested yet in connection with the attack on the Vizhinjam police station on the night of November 27, the officer said that the investigative process w

Probe into Vizhinjam violence not reached stage to link with extremists
Updated On : 30 Nov 2022 | 6:01 PM IST

Vizhinjam protests: FIR filed against 3,000 people; 36 cops injured

The protests are expected to cast shadow on the completion of the first phase of the project in December 2023

Vizhinjam protests: FIR filed against 3,000 people; 36 cops injured
Updated On : 28 Nov 2022 | 7:56 PM IST

Adani Port issue: Situation under control in Vizhinjam after protests

After tension gripped Vizhinjam port area following the fishermen community's protest against the Adani Group restarting work on a $900 million transhipment port

Adani Port issue: Situation under control in Vizhinjam after protests
Updated On : 28 Nov 2022 | 1:22 PM IST

Anti-seaport protesters attack Vizhinjam police station, 9 cops injured

A mob comprising anti-seaport protesters on Sunday night attacked the Vizhinjam police station here after one person was arrested in connection with violent protests that took place against the construction of the Adani port on November 26 here. The agitators besieged the police station seeking the release of those taken into custody over the clashes that erupted between two groups in Vizhinjam on Saturday and damaged the police vehicles parked outside. A few policemen sustained injuries in the attack. Media persons who were present at the site also came under attack. Four police jeeps and a minivan have been damaged. While nine police officials were injured and shifted to various hospitals. Police action has begun, police sources said. ACV local channel camera person Sherif M John was attacked by the protesters, who damaged his camera and snatched his cellphone. He has been shifted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. One person was arrested and few others taken into .

Anti-seaport protesters attack Vizhinjam police station, 9 cops injured
Updated On : 27 Nov 2022 | 11:24 PM IST

Adani port protests: Vizhinjam police station attacked; 12 cops injured

The local fishing community claims that the breakwater and constructions would affect their livelihood and homes

Adani port protests: Vizhinjam police station attacked; 12 cops injured
Updated On : 27 Nov 2022 | 10:34 PM IST

Vizhinjam port runs into rough weather amid protests from fisher community

Members of the local community are at loggerheads over the impact of the Adani group's port project

Vizhinjam port runs into rough weather amid protests from fisher community
Updated On : 19 Sep 2022 | 9:55 PM IST