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DPA Kandla held seventh Board Meeting of 2023-24, discussed several port development initiatives

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GANDHIDHAM : The Seventh Board Meeting of the Board of Deendayal Port Authority, of 2023-24 was held on 11-03-2024. The following Members, apart from Shri Sanjay K. Mehta IFS, the Chairman, attended the meeting under the Chairmanship of Chairman-DPA :
1) Shri Nandeesh Shukla, IRTS, Dy. Chairman-DPA.
2) Shri M. Rammohan Rao, IRS, Commissioner of Customs.
3) Shri Sushil Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping &

Waterways (VIRTUALLY)
4) Shri Narender Panwar, CFTM, Western Railways (VIRTUALLY)
5) Cmde. Sudip Malik, Naval Officer in-charge (VIRTUALLY)

The following important items, inter alia, were considered by the Board: –
>Development of container terminal at Tuna Tekra, Deendayal Port on BoT basisunder PPP mode”.
>Development of oil jetty to handle liquid cargo and ship bunkering facilities at Old Kandla.
>Up-Gradation of Road from Junction of Tuna Jetty Road to Take Off Point at Tuna Tekra.
>Development of Marine Liquid Terminal Facilities consisting of SPM & Two product jetties in DPA waters at OOT, Vadinar, Deendayal Port on captive use basis.
>’Development of area adjacent to Tuna-GIM track by earthwork in embankment from 4.00 km to take-off point for doubling of line to facilitate upcoming new projects at Tekra’
>Carrying out comprehensive technical study for the work of up gradation of fender for cargo berth no 1 to 6.
>Development of multipurpose cargo berth (other than liquid/container) off Tuna Tekra outside Kandla >Creek at Kandla on BOT basis under PPP mode, for a concession period of 30 years”Development, >Operation and Maintenance of Oil Jetties Nos. 09 to 11, for handling all types of liquid cargo at Old Kandla, under PPP mode.
>“Development of Parking Yards for Trucks/Vehicles for Pre-checking of Documents before arrival at Gate along with ancillary facilities like Canteen, Toilet Blocks Garage, Rest Shelter and High Mast Tower etc on North of Road leading to West Gate I & II outside Cargo Jetty area”.
>Engagement of additional part-time visiting specialist to provide OPD Consultation/treatment in the Port Hospital, Gopalpuri.
>Up-gradation of Roads & S.W.D. Outside cargo jetty Area At New Kandla (Cement Concrete Pavement)”. >Appointment of IIT-M for, “Consultancy service for preparation of Feasibility for International Cruise Terminal at Hazira”.
>Augmentation of Liquid Cargo Handling Capacity by Revamping Of existing Pipeline network at Oil Jetty Area, Deendayal Port Authority, Kandla”.
>E-tender-cum-E-auction for allotment of 02 nos. of plots for the purpose of liquid storage tanks on 30 years lease on as is where is basis)
>E-Tender cum E-Auction for allotment of plots for development of green hydrogen and its derivatives and allied infrastructure (excluding renewable energy) on 30 years lease on as is where is basis.
>Entrusting certain CSR activities to Gujarat CSR Authority and Consideration of various proposals received from different organizations for funding from CSR funds
>Mangrove Plantation in an area of 100 Hectare through Gujarat Ecology Commission”.
>“Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Fire-fighting system
and associated facilities including Operation & Maintenance for a period of five
years as per OISD-156 at Oil Jetty no. 08, Kandla, of Deendayal Port Authority”.
>Utilization of IFFCO Jetty (OJ-5), Idling time-Shifting of vessel working under port
account in port convenience as a measure to ease out heavy congestion and Preberthing detention of Oil tankers at DPT.
>Proposal for approval for the work of “Providing Marine Services at dry bulk terminal at Tuna Tekra for the period of 10 years”
>Fabrication, Installation of new pontoon and repair and maintenance of existing pontoon for RORO/ROPAX facility at Ghogha – Gujarat.
>Development of four lane road common corridor from LC236B to 16th CB along
railway line (Phase-I).
>E-tender cum E-auction for allotment of plots for development of green hydrogen and its derivatives and allied infrastructure (excluding renewable energy) on 30 years lease on as is where is basis.
>“Operation and maintenance of 66 KV Substation & 66 KV OH/66 KV UG Transmission Line, Annual Maintenance Contract of HT/LT Electrical Installations of Residential & Non-Residential Buildings outside Cargo Jetty area at Kandla including TUNA and Appointment of Service Operator & Advisory Services for
Metering & Billing for a period of three years.”

Board Meeting was held in a very cordial atmosphere and the Port’s overall development was the main focus of deliberations.

In Addition: –
Deendayal Port Authority, Kandla announces introduction of SAAGAR Scheme and Additional Benefits for the Trade.

The Deendayal Port Authority (DPA) is excited to unveil a comprehensive initiative designed to stimulate cargo traffic through specific commitments by the trade. Named the Strategic Actions to Aid Growth and Rewards (SAAGAR), this scheme is a bold step forward in enhancing the port’s operational efficiency and the quality of service provided to our esteemed clients. The SAAGAR scheme, approved by the board on March 11, 2024, is an ambitious program that includes several key components aimed at incentivizing traffic growth. These include a Minimum Volume Commitment of 0.5 MMT over 11 months, supported by a Bank Guarantee to ensure compliance. Additionally, users will benefit from Dedicated Yard Space on a licensing basis, a new monthly Licensing Fee Structure, and a Telescopic Discount on wharfage for volumes exceeding the committed quantity. The scheme also prioritizes berthing for participating vessels and introduces a fair and incentivizing fee and penalty structure for berth hire charges.

Moreover, the DPA has introduced several other measures to further benefit the trade. These include not levying 200% Berth Hire charges under specific conditions, permitting the allotment of storage space within the Customs Bond area to Stevedores, and flexible shifting of vessels for operational efficiency. Furthermore, the port has resolved to provide significant relaxations and rebates on storage charges, hire charges of port Mobile Harbour Cranes (HMCs), and discounts on wharfage charges for cargo handled in midstream as well as dry cargo jetties, effective from April 1, 2024, to September 30, 2024.
These initiatives represent DPA’s dedicated effort to foster a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship with all stakeholders. By introducing the SAAGAR scheme and additional benefits, DPA aims to align with its strategic objectives of growth, operational excellence, and enhanced service quality. We invite all stakeholders to leverage the opportunities presented by these new measures, which are tailored to support their business needs and contribute to the port’s overall efficiency and effectiveness.
Located in Kandla, Gujarat, Deendayal Port Authority is a leading port committed to facilitating India’s trade. DPA focuses on innovation, efficiency, and creating value for its stakeholders, reinforcing its role as a pivotal player in the country’s maritime sector. Through strategic initiatives like the SAAGAR scheme, DPA continues to strive for excellence and contribute significantly to India’s growth narrative.

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