Infrastructure Today - July - September 2019
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COVER STORY: Rs. 4 TRILLION PORT OF OPPORTUNITIES: The year 2018 has been a significant one for the logistic and shipping sector in India. Bolstered by progressive policy interventions like amendment of Model Concession Agreement (MCA), revision of tariff guidelines, and the various steps taken towards facilitating ease of doing business, the major ports kept up their impressive performance of the past four years in terms of capacity addition and improvement of efficiency parameters. INTERACTION: We have identified projects worth Rs.1.45 trillion Kailash Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, India JNPT: Marching Ahead: JNPT continued to upscale its growth trajectory and closed the financial year ending Mar 2019 handling 5.13 million TEUs, which is a 6.20 per cent growth as compared to the last financial year. Another feather in the cap is that the port has risen to 28th rank among the top 100 container ports globally, as per the latest Lloyds Report and is the only Indian port to feature among the global top-30 Haldia Dock: The Gateway to East: HDC’s key priorities are installation of one container handling crane (RMQC), mechanisation of Berth No 3 in PPP mode, and creation of liquid cargo handling facilities at Shalukali through PPP,and a goal to handle 65 MMTPA of cargo by 2021–22. PERSPECTIVE - TECHNOLOGY: Logistics Future Powered By Technology Today, it is not one unique identifiable technology that can create a quantum impact on the logistics industry. Combinations of technologies which are at the tipping point of mass adoption by the industry are the key driver to the change that is happening from within the logistics industry. FEATURE – WATER AND WASTEWATER: Converting Waste Into Resources Need of modern wastewater treatment is rising not just to reduce pollution in water bodies, but also to reuse & recycle water.
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