Vizhinjam Port in Kerala is gearing up for the arrival of its first consignment of cranes from China on October 4. A special ceremony is planned for this event, with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister for Ports Sarbananda Sonowal in attendance. Minister for Ports, Ahamed Devarkovil, shared the news and mentioned that three additional ships will follow, one in October and two in November.
The port, which has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7,700 crore, is on track for commissioning by May 2023. Devarkovil added that Adani Ports has committed to completing all necessary work by December this year. About 75 percent of the breakwater construction has already been accomplished. The port is unique in India for its natural depth, providing over 20 meters without dredging, and its proximity to the International Maritime Channel. Once operational, Vizhinjam Port will handle international cargo transshipment, offering significant economic benefits to Kerala.