Guided by the river pilot as per the River Hooghly draft issued by the port authority periodically.
Drafts on the River Hoogly depend on the fluctuating tide and conditions of the governing bars. The maximum permissible drafts at the respective periods are June to October springs 8.70 metres neaps 8 metres, October to June springs 8.20 metres neaps 6.7 metres.
Monsoon from June to October. Occasional rain and depression from Mid-October to early December and from early February to May.
A. Pilotage is compulsory throughout the long riverine channel from pilot station to approch of lock gate entrance which is navigated by qualified pilot of Calcutta Port Trust only.
B. The pilot station is located at lower gasper which is about 85 kms. from Calcutta Dock approach.
C. A pilot vessel is always cruising on duty at pilot station for pilot embarkation / disembarkation. Vessels on arrival at sandheads are required to contact the pilot vessel Ch.16 call sign “V W S T”. Presently a distance of approx. 53 kms. inside the river channel being navigated by the ship with the help of VTMS controlled automatically.
D. On arrival at garden reach the river pilot embarks and hands over the vessel to the harbour pilot. Harbour pilot then embarks and hands over the vessel to the berthing master at Calcutta dock lock gate approach for final berthing inside docks.
KOPT is having adequate number of tug boats available for usage in the river and inside the dock.
PRIMARY CARGO HANDLED AT BERTH
KIDDERPORE DOCK (KPD)
COAL BASE CARGO
ALL THE BERTHS HAVE CRANES HAVING A CAPACITY OF 3 TO 5 TONNES.
ALL 7 DAYS OF A WEEK EXCEPT CHARTER PARTY HOLIDAYS
KOLKATA PORT HAS A SYNERGISTIC LINKAGE WITH THE CITY OF KOLKATA WITH AN ARRAY OF ROAD, RAILWAY AND INLAND WATERWAY NETWORK CONNECTING ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. SIMILARILY, HALDIA IS ALSO CONNECTED WITH NATIONAL HIGH WAY 41 AND NATIONAL HIGH WAY 6. THE CITY OF KOLKATA HAS ALL THE FACILITIES OF A MODERN SOCIETY. HALDIA IS QUICKLY DEVELOPING AS A POTENTIAL INDUSTRIAL CENTRE IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY WITH THE ENTIRE NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE.
NO. OF TANKS
NON POL & OTHER LIQUIDS
NO. OF TANKS
S K OIL
COMMUNICATION & TRANSPORT
NEAREST AIRPORT IS DUMDUM ABOUT 19 KM AT CALCUTTA. NEAREST RAILWAY STATION IS HOWRAH ABOUT 5 KM WHICH IS WELL CONNECTED WITH ALL MAJOR RAILWAY JUNCTIONS.
AVAILABLE AND ARE SUPPLIED THROUGH BUNKERS AND BARGES.
SUPPLIED BY PORT THROUGH SHORE CONNECTION AND ALSO THROUGH BARGES IF NECESSARY
REMOVAL FACILITIES AVAILABLE BY PRIVATE PARTIES
PORT HAS IT’S OWN HOSPITAL BUT FOR BETTER TREATMENT PRIVATE HOSPITALS ARE PREFERRED.
NOT REQUIRED AT PRESENT.
THERE IS A SINGLE POINT MOORING BUOYS AVAILABLE AT SAND HEADS FOR LIGHTERING CARGO FROM VLCC (VERY LARGE CRUDE CAREER).
LIGHTERAGE CAN BE DONE AT SAGAUR ANCHORAGE FROM 16TH OCTOBER TO 15TH MARCH.
LIGHTERAGE CAN BE DONE AT SAGAUR VIRTUAL JETTY THROUGH OUT THE YEAR.
LIGHTERAGE CAN BE DONE AT DIAMOND HARBOUR ANCHORAGE THROUGH OUT THE YEAR.
– INTEGRATED SHIP-TO-SHORE SERVICES INCLUDING BACK-UP OPERATIONS AT 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8 NSD OF KDS.
– GRANT OF PERMISSION FOR SETTING UP OF NON-JETTY BASED FLOATING STORAGE AND REGASIFICATION UNIT (FSRU) FOR IMPORT, STORAGE & TRANSFER OF LNG IN THE OPEN SEA WITHIN KOPT.
– DEEP DRAFTED PORT FACILITY AT SAGAR.
– DEVELOPMENT OF TWO SBM’S AND CONNECTING PIPELINE FACILITIES.