India Plans Automated Transhipment Terminal
A feasibility report conducted by global management consulting firms Typsa Group and Boston Consulting Group has found that a new container transhipment terminal at Colachel Port, South West India, could recapture a large amounts of cargo dispatched from other hub ports in the region, such as the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka, according to the Journal of Commerce.
The feasibility report said: “The port will mainly accommodate containers and operate largely as a hub, leveraging its location on international trade route between countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
“The port has been designed for Triple-E class container vessels and 120,000 deadweight tons [more than 108,000 tonnes] capacity cape-size solid bulk vessels.
“The container terminal has been designed with the latest automation technology for container handling equipment to ensure excellent operational productivity and efficiency,”