Development activities in Kerala Ports.

Government of Kerala has decided to develop six Non-Major Ports in the state through PPP mode. The Ports are Azhikkal (Kannur Dist.), Beypore (Kozhikode Dist.), Ponnani (Malappuram Dist.), Alappuzha, Kollam and the major project of Vizhinjam international sea port.

Government has appointed M/s .Deloitte as the consultant to prepare DFR and RFP for developing Azhikkal port through PPP.

Memorandum of Understanding and Lease Agreement have been signed with Union Territory of Lakshadweep for the construction of 200 X20 M dedicated berthing facility at Beypore for a lease period of 30 years.

Government has decided to develop Ponnani Port under SWISS challenge method and M/s Malabar port Pvt. Ltd. is appointed as the developer for Ponnani Port.

Government has appointed M/s Deloitte as the consultant to develop Alappuzha port into a Marina and Cargo Port through PPP. The consultant has submitted the Final DFR and RFP documents for the two projects.

M/S Deloitte is appointed as the consultant to develop Kollam Port into an all weather port. M/s Deloitte have submitted the final DFR and RFP documents for the development of Kollam Port and it is under consideration of the Government.

This Port is being developed as a major international port and transshipment terminal. Land acquisitions for rail and road connectivity started. IFC is the consultant to the project.

Coastal shipping
The non-major ports in Kerala are likely to increase the possibility in coastal shipping and will ease the burden on road transportation apart from savings in transportation/logistic cost.

In order to develop an implementable action plan for the development of coastal shipping in Kerala, Government appointed a consultant.





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