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Fire Breaks Out In Paradip Port, No Casualties

A massive fire broke out at the Mechanical Coal Handling Plant (MCHP) on the premises of Paradip port on Saturday.

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Jindal Steels Eager To Build Container Manufacturing Unit In Paradip

Paradip: Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has expressed interest to set up a container manufacturing unit at Paradip, as part of its commitment to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in…

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Odisha: Paradip Port Handles Highest Volume Of Cargo In Country During Last FY

Paradip: In a rare feat, Paradip port handled a record volume of 114.5 million metric tonnes of cargo during last financial year. It is the highest among all the major ports in the country during the period, a top official said. India’s second-biggest state-owned port achieved the feat overcoming the hurdles caused by outbreak of […]

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Central Nod For Rs 3K Crore Paradip Port Infra Development Projects

Paradip: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the project for deepening and optimisation of inner harbour facilities including development of Western Dock at Paradip Port to handle cape size vessels. The Western Dock will be developed on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) […]

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Paradip Port Handles Highest Volume Of Cargo In Country During First Quarter Of Current Fiscal

Bhubaneswar: Paradip port in Odisha has handled 25.73 million tonnes of cargo during the first quarter of the current fiscal, the highest among major ports in the country, a top port official said on Saturday. Overcoming the hurdles caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the port has handled 25.73 million tonnes of cargo during the April […]

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Fishermen get new lease of life after de-silting of Paradip fishing harbour

Paradip: The fishermen community dependent for their livelihood on the Paradip fishing harbour have now got a new lease of life thanks to the completion of the much-awaited dredging of the anchorage. Chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) Rinkesh Roy on Thursday informed that the fishing vessels docking at Paradip Integrated Fishery Harbour will now […]

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Coronavirus Scare: Paradip Port Trust Asks Crew Members Of 7 Ships Not To Disembark

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has set up a special task force to monitor the situation in view of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China while the Paradip Port Trust has stopped the crew of seven cargo ships from disembarking, officials said on Friday. Five people are currently under the scanner in the state as they […]

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Luxury cruise ship docks with 120 foreign tourists at Paradip port

Paradip: Monaco-based luxury cruise liner, Silversea Cruisestoday anchored at Paradip Port with as many as 120 foreign tourists. The ship was accorded a grand welcome on its arrival as it was the first such luxury cruise liner in ten years that dropped its anchor on Odisha coast. The ship berthed at Wet Basin inside the […]

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Indian Navy ships arrive at Paradip port for National Navy Day

Paradip: Indian Navy ships INS ‘Sumedha’ and INS ‘Tihayu’ arrived at Paradip Port today ahead of the National Navy Day which is going to be celebrated on December 4. As per reports, both the ships arrived at the Port for an exhibition for the public during the Navy Day “We celebrate National Navy day on […]

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OSL protest: Administration clamps section 144

Paradip: The local administration on Wednesday clamped section 144 at the protest area in front of Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) after two meetings between the company management and the agitating employees failed. However, the protestors have said that they will continue their protest till the 15 employees, who have been sacked by OSL, are reinstated. […]

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Cargo operation hit as stevedore workers launch cease-work strike in Paradip Port

Paradip: Cargo handling operations at Paradip port was affected after workers engaged in various stevedoring agencies launched a cease-work strike today. The stevedore workers have resorted to agitation demanding fulfillment of their 13-point charter of demands including change of designation from ‘helper’ to ‘operator’. The agitating workers rued that despite working for several years, the […]

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Smart Industrial Port City project begins in Odisha port

Bhubaneswar: A Smart Industrial Port City project to be developed within the premises of the Paradip Port in Odisha has taken off, an official said here. Betting big on the ongoing capacity-building projects and upcoming industrial parks along with multi-modal logistics parks, the Paradip Port remains bullish on achieving significant growth. However, the project to […]

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Black Rose sinking: Political blame game intensifies

Bhubaneswar: There seems no end to the war of words between the political parties over the Black Rose sinking incident. Odisha BJP vice-president Samir Mohanty today pointed fingers at the Crime Branch stating that even though two offices were operating (linked to the Black Rose shipping activities) in the Capital city, they were never touched […]

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Airport to be set up at Paradip: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: With Paradip emerging as a major industrial hub, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday informed that an airport will set up in the port town. Speaking to the media, after a meeting with Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Pradhan said that there is need to develop the region and it would remain incomplete […]

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Odisha's Paradip aims to become No. 1 port in India

Paradip: State-owned Paradip Port Trust, which has been focusing on promoting competition and bringing down costs to users, is looking at 17 per cent growth in cargo handling — touching 120 million tonnes (mt) in 2018-19, according to a top official. Betting big on the ongoing capacity-building projects and upcoming industrial parks along with multi-modal […]

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Paradip Port handles record cargo, enters elite league

Paradip: Paradip Port has set another record by handling 100 million tonnes of cargo in the financial year 2017-18. In terms of cargo handling, the port registered a growth of 15 percent in comparison to last financial year. The cargo handling target includes 60 percent import and 40 percent export. Chairman of Paradip Port, Rinkesh […]

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Paradip Port stevedoring workers launch cease-work stir

Paradip: Cargo operations at the Paradip Port were affected today after stevedoring staff and workers resorted to a cease-work agitation protesting illegal dismissal and transfer of workers. Sources said more than 2,000 workers and stevedoring staff, engaged in cargo handling at the port, staged protest in front of the offices of stevedoring companies in the […]

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Workers’ strike affects cargo movement at Paradip port

Paradip: Movement of cargo and other shipping activities came to a grinding halt as workers of different stevedore firms resorted to cease-work at the Paradip Port here on Wednesday. The workers under an aegis of the ‘Paradip Port Shramik Samanyua Samiti’, launched the strike demanding a minimum monthly salary of Rs 18,000 against eight hours […]

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ICGS ‘Sujay’ joins Coast Guard fleet at Paradip

Paradip: The stationing of ICGS Sujay in the Coast Guard fleet at Paradip port will augment the Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG) presence and capabilities off Odisha coast, said Coast Guard DIG Rakesh Makwana today while introducing the latest Offshore Patrol Vessel at the port today. ICGS Sujay will help the coast guards to undertake exclusive […]

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Paradip Port Strike: CCI Slaps Rs 1.17 Cr Fine On Dumper Owners Association

Paradip: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs 1.17 crore on Dumper Owners Association on account of the strike held by the association in 2015 that led to disruption of work at Paradip Port in Jagatsinghpur district. The association’s president and secretary have also been slapped with a fine […]

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Paradip Port creates all-time ship handling record

Paradip: The Paradip Port here has created a record by handling 24 ships in the last 24 hours, port authorities said. The port handled the 24 vessels from 8 am on Sunday to 8 am today with nine of them being in the first phase. Sources said the port handled seven vessels in the second […]

First US shipment of crude arrives at Paradip

Paradip/New Delhi: The first shipment of US crude oil to India arrived at the Paradip Port in Odisha today, as part of the two million barrels contracted by India to keep oil prices low and stable for the benefit of consumers. The shipment follows recent commitments to US oil purchases by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) […]

Intra-port transportation service in Paradip hit due to strike

Paradip: The intra-port transport service has been hit since last night as dumper drivers and helpers have staged a strike to press for fulfilment of several demands including on-time payment of salary. Around 1,400 drivers and helpers are demanding payment of employees’ provident fund (EPF) and Employees’ State Insurance (ESI), and their inclusion under the […]

Pollution Control Vessel 'Sagar Utkal' successfully launched in Paradip

Paradip: A new oil spill response vessel, ‘Sagar Utkal’, for monitoring the oceonographic activities in Odisha was launched at the Paradip port here on Saturday. The vessel has been dedicated to the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project, in order to patrol the coastal areas of Paradip, Dhamra […]

Paradip to be made a smart port, smart city: Nitin Gadkari

Rourkela: Paradip would be developed into a smart port and smart city at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore as part of the Centre’s plan to bring about a speedy development of Odisha, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced today. “The Centre is committed to speedy development of Odisha. While road network is being expanded in […]