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Kolkata Port

Introduction, Major Towns Near, Port Detail

Kolkata Port is the principal seaport on the east coast of India and was the leading port of British India until the early 1970s. Located on the Hugli River, it is the principal maritime gateway to the city of Kolkata. The port handles cargo through several docks and jetties, and its hinterland extends throughout the Gangetic Plain. The port is governed by the Kolkata Port Trust, a statutory corporation responsible for maintaining and developing the port facilities. The port has two separate dock systems – the riverine docks on the Hugli River and the sea-going docks at Kidderpore. The riverine docks are further subdivided into five inner and four outer docks, while the Kidderpore docks comprise two basins – the old dock and the new dock. The port has a depth of 12 meters (39 ft) and a total length of about 17 kilometers (11 mi). It handles about 80 million tons of cargo annually and can berth vessels up to 80,000 dwt. The busiest times in the port area are during the winter when the rivers in the region are navigable.

The port is served by the Kolkata Port Railway, a dedicated rail line connecting it to the city’s suburban railway network and several national highways. The port is also connected to the inland waterways system of India and is a significant hub for river-borne traffic. Kolkata Port is one of the oldest operating ports in the country and has a long and rich history. It was established as a trading port by the British East India Company in the 18th century and played a crucial role in the region’s economic development. The port was the site of the Battle of Plassey in 1757, a significant turning point in the history of British India. In the early 20th century, the port was modernized and expanded by constructing the new dock at Kidderpore. Today, Kolkata Port is a significant contributor to the city’s economy and one of the country’s busiest ports. It handles various cargo, including coal, petroleum, fertilizers, food grains, and manufactured goods. The port is also a significant tourist destination, with many attractions like the Victoria Memorial and the Howrah Bridge.

Export /Import requirements

Kolkata Port is a member of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). Kolkata Port has the following export/import requirements:

  1. All exports from Kolkata Port must be declared to the Customs Authorities.
  2. Export goods must be properly packaged and labeled.
  3. A packing list must be submitted along with the shipping documents.
  4. Export licenses may be required for certain goods.
  5. All imports into Kolkata Port must be declared to the Customs Authorities.
  6. Import goods must be properly packaged and labeled.
  7. A packing list must be submitted along with the shipping documents.
  8. Import licenses may be required for certain goods.

1 - AddressPO Box 17000 Dubai United Arab Emirates

2 - Port AuthorityDP World

3 - Phone971 4 8811110

4 - Fax971 4 8811331

5 - Email[email protected]

6 - Coordinates25º 1' 10'' N, 55º 3' 6'' E

7 - Decimal25.0194935, 55.0518028

8 - UN/LOCODEAEJEA

9 - Port TypeSeaport

10 - Port SizeMedium

11 - Websitewww.dpa.ae

12 - TerminalYes

Informations
Port Detail

Inland port

Entrance Restrictions

Mean tide1 foot

Tide

Overhead Limit

Swell

Water Depth

Channel46 - 50 feet 14 - 15.2 meters

Cargo Pier36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

Mean Tide

Anchorage51 - 55 feet 15.5 - 16 meters

Oil Terminal41 - 45 feet 12.5 - 13.7 meters

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor SizeMedium

ShelterFair

Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length

Harbor TypeCoastal Breakwater

Turning Area

Informations
Pilotage

Compulsory

Available

Advisable

Local Assist

Supplies

Provisions

Fuel Oil

Deck

Water

Diesel Oil

Engine

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts

25-49 Ton Lifts

50-100 Ton Lifts

100+ Ton Lifts

Fixed Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Floating Cranes

Loading & Unloading

Wharves

Med Moor

Ice

Anchor

Beach

Tugs

Assist

Salvage

Quarantine

Pratique

Deratt Cert

Port Services

Longshore

Electrical Repair

Steam

Electrical

Navigation Eq

Repairs, Drydock & Other Services

Ship Repairs

Marine Railroad

Drydock Size

Garbage Disposal

Dirty Ballast

Communications

Telephone

Radio

Air

Telegraph

Radio Tel

Rail

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Ocean

Economical, Efficient and
Environmental-friendly
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Air

Speedy, cost-effective
and Highly reliable
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Land

Door to door, low risk and
flexible
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Customs

Expert brokerage
assistance
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