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DPA Kandla held a “Meeting with Trade”

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GANDHIDHAM : Deendayal Port Authority (DPA), Kandla held a “MEETING WITH TRADE” on May 24, 2024, here. The meeting was Chaired by Shri Nandeesh Shukla, IRTS, Deputy Chairperson of DPA and attended by key port user associations, including the Kandla Port Steamship Agents Association, the Kandla Customs Brokers Association, the Gandhidham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Kandla Stevedores Association Limited, and the Kandla Ship Chandlers and Ship Repairs Owners Association.

The discussion focused on a range of critical port-related issues such as crane-berth hire charges, cargo productivity norms, incentives for performance beyond port norms, weighbridge issues, land charges, and port user passes. Discussion on marketing of Coal and other cargoes was the core in this meeting.

Building on the commitment to sustain momentum, DPA achieved an extraordinary milestone by handling a record-breaking 18.5 million metric tons (MMT) of cargo within the first 45 days of the current fiscal year 2024-25. This remarkable feat represents a 6.81% growth compared to the same period last fiscal year and surpasses the previous record set during FY 2022-23 by 6.38%.

DPA, Kandla is committed to ongoing engagement with port users and stakeholders to address their concerns and enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of the port. The constructive feedback and collaborative spirit demonstrated during the meeting will help to decide future actions and strategies for the growth of the port.

The meeting concluded successfully, with the efforts of Shri Ratna Sekhar Rao, Traffic Manager and other Heads of Departments, including Shri C. Harichandran, Secretary, Capt. Pradeep Mohanty, Deputy Conservator; Shri B. Bhagyanath, FA & CAO; Shri V. Raveendra Reddy, Chief Engineer; Shri Susil Chandra Nahak, Chief Mechanical Engineer and Shri Sushil Kumar, Assistant Commandant-CISF. DPA extends its gratitude to all participants for their valuable contributions and looks forward to continued partnership and progress in addressing port-related issues on a regular basis.

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