Kattupalli port, developed by engineering and construction giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and to be operated by ICTS, is expected to soon commence container handling. The initial services will connect the Far East and Colombo, sources said.
Located about 30 km from Chennai Port, it recently received an amended notification from the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) allowing loading and unloading of export and import cargo. The port has been ready since March this year.
The CBEC approval reportedly came after the Commissionerate of Chennai Customs inspected the CFS located inside the port, Exim News Service reports.