Kamarajar Port

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Overview:

Chairman of Kamarajar Port Ltd recently said that the port will soon be able to handle cape size vessels and huge container vessels as there is a plan to launch a massive project “capital dredging phase VI” to increase its draft to 18 meters.

About Kamarajar Port:

  • Kamarajar Port (erstwhile  Ennore Port) is the 12th major port of India.
  • It is located on the Coromandel Coast about 24 km north of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • It is the only corporatized major port in India and is registered as a company.
  • The port was declared as a major port under the Indian Ports Act, 1908 in March 1999.

 


Q1) What is dredging?

Dredging is the removal of sediments and debris from the bottom of lakes, rivers, harbors, and other water bodies. It is a routine necessity in waterways around the world because sedimentation—the natural process of sand and silt washing downstream—gradually fills channels and harbors.

Source: Kamarajar Port to be able to handle cape size vessels in a few years