BPCL felicitated for undertaking first-ever ship-to-ship operation of LPG in Haldia
Built at an investment of Rs 1,100 crore, BPCL’s Import Terminal was built near the Haldia port in February 2021.
Kolkata: Shyama Prasad Muhkerjee Port Trust, Kolkata on September 16, felicitated Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) for undertaking the first-ever ship-to-ship operation of LPG in Haldia (the first on the Indian coast) in October 2021 to bring LPG to its state of the art Haldia terminal.
The single port handling would not only enable to overcome draft restrictions at Haldia port, thereby negating dead freight but also help in mobilising more cargo, which will reduce the unit cost.
Built at an investment of Rs 1,100 crore, BPCL’s Import Terminal was built near the Haldia port in February 2021, which is a strategic location to import LPG, because it is closest to the consumption centres in East and North & East reducing the supply cost.
During the ceremony, Kolkata Port also recognised BPCL for bringing the second Highest Liquid Bulk Volume to Haldia Port.