Jajpur:20/9/17: As part of promotional campaign to attract Cargo Traffic as well as investment, Paradip Port Trust organised a Trade Meet at Jajpur Road after a gap of almost of 3 years to highlight various initiatives undertaken in operational areas, on-going and up-coming projects and Trade Facilitation measures taken by PPT to the valued customers.
The campaign focused on the incentives offered by PPT, the upcoming projects within the Port Area and the investment climate.
- Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT in his keynote address told that PPT has clocked 89 MMT cargo handling last year and this year it is vying for the coveted 100 MMT mark. Till date in this fiscal, it has emerged as the fastest growing Port among the Major Ports in the country by clocking 12% growth. It is handling the highest Dry Bulk Cargo of about 59 MMT. The Port has current installed capacity of 143 MMT per annum which will rise another 45 MMT on completion of 4 on-going projects by 2020.Bringing fair competition in cargo handling operations, PPT has enforced 2 cardinal principles i.e. Importers/Exporters are free to appoint any licensed stevedores for handling cargo at PPT. As well, the stevedores are free to engage equipment from any source without any restriction. It has ultimately resulted in reduction of handling cost approximately from Rs. 140/- to Rs. 100/- per tonne.
ShriB.B. Patnaik, Asst. Commissioner of Customs, Shri A. Tripathi, DOM, ECoR, S.A. Rahman, Sr. GM, Concor, Shri B. Mishra, VP, UCCI and Shri U.K. Dubey, TMILL were among the other dignitaries who addressed the gathering. The Trade Meet included a presentation by Shri A.K. Sahoo, DTMhighlighted the Port Performance and the status of the infrastructure projects. There was an interactive session between the representatives from the industry and the dignitaries present. The delegates felt that the interaction with the concerned govt. officials present was immensely helpful to them. S.K. Mishra, TM(I/C), PPT gave the welcome address andS.K. Sahu, FA & CAO offered the vote of thanks.