Kolkata Dock System
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Kolkata Dock System, is located along the Hooghly River in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is the only riverine port among India's major seaports. The port is the oldest operating port in India, constructed by the British East India Company potentially as early as 1690. The port is the smaller of the two dock complexes operated by the Kolkata Port Trust, the larger being the Haldia Port located about 100 km downstream along the Hooghly River. The two dock systems together are often collectively referred to as the Kolkata Port.
Although the port has a diversified cargo mix, in recent years, coal/coke and fly ash have made up the majority of cargo handled. In 2019-2020, the port handled 17.3 million tonnes of cargo, including 2.2 million tonnes of coal/coke.
The map below shows the location of the Kolkata Port. Its cargo handling facilities are located along two distinct offshoots of the Hooghy River. The points on the map show the two locations where coal is handled.
- Operator: Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT)
- Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 3 million (estimated)
- Status: Operating