Hyderabad: Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCT), in its quest to reach global standards, has increased its draft for container terminal to 16 meters. With the new milestone, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal now becomes one of the deepest draft container ports on the east coast of India. Krishnapatnam Port already enjoys the status of having 18.5-meter draft, deepest in India for its bulk terminal, according to a release.
Vinita Venkatesh, Director, KPCT, said: “The deep draft availability is the latest facility, we’re making available for the shipping lines in keeping with our customer centric approach to provide infrastructure ahead of demand. This will enable liner companies to increase vessel size and gain higher market share at KPCT.”