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What is vallarpadam project?

What is vallarpadam project?

The Vallarpadam ICTT was designed to cut India’s dependence on neighbouring hub ports such as Colombo in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Salalah and Jebel Ali in Dubai, Tanjung Pelepas and Port Klang in Malaysia to send and receive container cargo, thus saving time and costs for exporters and importers.

Who owns Kochi port?

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
The port is governed by the Cochin Port Trust (CoPT), a government of India establishment. It was established in 1928 and has completed over 90 years of active service….

Cochin Port
Owned by Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Govt of India
Available berths 16
Wharfs 2
Chairman M. Beena IAS

Where is Cochin Port situated?

state of Kerala
Cochin Port is one of the major ports between the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, situated in the state of Kerala in India. It is also one of the largest ports in the country and is governed by the Cochin Port Trust. It was first opened for commercial use in 1928.

When was Cochin Port built?

AD 1341
It is believed that the Cochin Port was formed in AD 1341 as a result of the heavy floods in the river Periyar. The then harbour Muziris got silted up during the floods and a new opening formed at Cochin. Thereafter, Cochin was developed as a trading hub and visited by several international travellers.

Where was vallarpadam container terminal supposed to be?

Until 2011, Cochin Port’s Rajiv Gandhi Terminal was handling such cargo. The Vallarpadam terminal was expected to bring back India international cargo that otherwise was being transhipped from ports in Colombo or Dubai .

Which is the nearest city to Vallarpadam in Kerala?

Kochi , Aroor , Chendamangalam , Kodungallur are the near by Cities to Vallarpadam. This Place is in the border of the Ernakulam District and Thrissur District. Thrissur District Kodungallur is North towards this place . It is near to arabian sea.

Which is the first container port in Kerala?

It is part of the Cochin Port in Kochi, Kerala . Being constructed in three stages, the first phase of the terminal was commissioned on 11 Feb 2011. This can handle cargo up to one million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per annum.

Which is the district head quarters of Vallarpadam?

Vallarpadam is a small Village/hamlet in Vypeen Block in Ernakulam District of Kerala State, India. It comes under Vallarpadam Panchayath. It belongs to Central Kerala Division . It is located 7 KM towards North from District head quarters Kakkanad. 7 KM from Vypeen. 215 KM from State capital Thiruvananthapuram