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VOC Port gets third terminal : PM lays stone for VOC Port’s 3rd container terminal

At the recent Global Maritime India Summit in Mumbai from October 17 to 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the construction of the container terminal. (VOC Port gets third terminal)

The proposed terminal, boasting a quay length of 370 metres will have the capacity to handle 6 lakh TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) per annum, besides accommodating 8,000 TEU vessels, according to port authorities.

Madurai, 23 Oct (City Times): (VOC Port gets third terminal) :The V O Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin is increasing the port’s cargo handling capacity with the addition of a third container terminal at a cost of ₹434 crore.

With its current 17 berths, including two existing container terminals, the 9th berth will be converted into the third container terminal, according to sources.

PM Modi lays foundation for the terminal

At the recent Global Maritime India Summit in Mumbai from October 17 to 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the construction of the container terminal.

The proposed terminal, boasting a quay length of 370 metres will have the capacity to handle 6 lakh TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) per annum, besides accommodating 8,000 TEU vessels, according to port authorities.
Modi also inaugurates 2 solar power plants

Additionally, during the summit, Modi inaugurated two solar power plants for the port, one with a capacity of 5 MW (costing Rs 26.7 crore) and another with a capacity of 2 MW (costing Rs 18.4 crore). (VOC Port gets third terminal)

To earn the title of Green Port of India

With these clean energy initiatives, the port will sustainably meet its total energy requirements and earn the title of the first ‘Green Port of India.’
The Global Maritime India Summit saw numerous global firms express their interest in various investment opportunities at the port.

MoUs exchanged with 12 firms for 2 lakh crore

Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were exchanged with 12 firms, collectively worth ₹2 lakh crore. These investments encompass the establishment of a green hydrogen hub, an offshore wind energy hub, the commencement of a ferry service, and the construction of green tugs for use in the port.

The port’s stall, showcasing its facilities, capacity augmentation projects, and investment opportunities, attracted a significant turnout of potential investors and members of the Maritime Business Community. (VOC Port gets third terminal)

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