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Vizhinjam Port

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Why in news?

  • Kerala Chief Minister has inaugurated the first-ever cargo ship at the under-construction Vizhinjam international seaport project.

About Vizhinjam Port

  • Vizhinjam port is located near Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is India’s first deepwater container transhipment port.
  • The port is located just ten nautical miles from the international shipping route.
  • This transhipment terminal can handle ultra-large ships and marks India’s entry into the transhipment club.
  • It has the potential to compete with global ports like Colombo, Singapore, Port Klang, and Jebel Ali.
  • The port offers large-scale automation for quick turnaround of vessels.
  • It is being built by Adani Ports and SEZ Private Limited on a design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) model.
  • It is the first greenfield port project to receive viability gap funding from the government of India.



Arrange the following from North to South:

  1. Vizhinjam port
  2. Colombo port
  3. Salalah port
  4. Singapore port

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 1-3-4-2

(c) 3-1-2-4

(d) 4-1-2-3