Hazira Port to develop cargo terminals

May 15th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Hazira (Gujarat), May 15 (IANS) Hazira Port Pvt Ltd (HPPL) is planning to develop cargo berthing facilities at Hazira port in south Gujarat at an investment of $400-500 million, a top official said Friday.
HPPL is a joint venture between the Royal Dutch Shell Group and India’s Total Group.

The cargo facilities would be operational in four years, the official told IANS.

The plans include construction of two berths to receive non-chemical containers and another for speciality chemicals for south Gujarat’s chemical zone in the Vapi-Ankleshwar area.

US-based Citigroup has already been appointed as the consultant for the terminal project.

Additionally, there are plans to augment the liquefied natural gas (LNG) handling capacity at the Hazira port from the current level of 2.5 million tonnes to 3.75 million tonnes by 2009-end, the official added.

HPPL currently operates a 2.5-million-tonne LNG terminal at the Hazira port.

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