February 16 - The new port of Dhamra in the Indian state of Orissa has taken delivery of a ship loader and unloaders, over-dimensional project cargoes carried from Shanghai that will become part of the port's infrastructure.
The cargoes were carried onboard the Zhenhua 11.
Dhamra Port is a joint venture of Tata Steel and Larson & Toubro and according to the Indian media, the port's first phase will be operational by mid 2010.
The new port will handle containers, bulk and breakbulk cargo for regional power, steel and mining sectors in which there is significant local investment.
The port's website says that the new port will have 13 berths, an 18 m draft, and the capacity to handle 83 million tonnes of cargo per annum, including dry and liquid bulk, project, breakbulk and containers.