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Deendayal Port achieves new milestone in cargo handling in FY22

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Economy
  • Published
    15th Jan, 2022

Context

The Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) handled 100 million tonnes (mt) of cargo making it the first government-run major port to surpass the milestone in FY22. 

About Deendayal Port

  • Kandla, also known as the Deendayal Port Trust is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat state in western India, near the city of Gandhidham. 
  • Located on the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of major ports on the west coast. Kandla was constructed in the 1950s as the chief seaport serving western India, after the partition of India from Pakistan left the port of Karachi in Pakistan. 
  • The Port of Deendayal is located on the Gulf of Kutch on the northwestern coast of India some 256 nautical miles southeast of the Port of Karachi in Pakistan and over 430 nautical miles north-northwest of the Port of Mumbai (Bombay). 
  • It is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled. Kandla history Deendayal Port Trust, India's busiest major port in recent years, is gearing to add substantial cargo handling capacity with private sector participation.