657 - 9/09 - Draught Restrictions - Kolkata/Haldia - India

The Association would like to inform its members of the current situation the ports of Kolkota (Calcutta) and Haldia. Due to a combination of recent factors both ports have been affected by the reduction of available draught in the river Hooghly.

The port Haldia stands near the mouth of river Hooghly in the western Bengal region of India with Kolkata some way further up river. Both Haldia and Kolkata are unique in India due to their location in the river; this location provides its own set of problems which are outlined in this bulletin.

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Date25/09/2009