Port of Kolkata is the oldest in the country. The port was built by the East India Company. Calcutta was rechristened as Kolkata in the year 2001. Kolkata port is considered the best managed port in the country.
Kolkata Port Trust offers combination of shipping facilities. The port facilitates eastern entry into the Indian subcontinent. It has two dock systems at present- Kolkata Dock Systems (KDS) at Kolkata and Haldia Dock Complex (HDC), Haldia. Hailed as nation’s third largest container port, it provides mix activities like container handling, cargo handling, transportation, storage and dry dock.
KDS is located on the left bank of the river Hooghly while HDC is located on the right side of the river. Salient features of the port management include pilotage and navigational aids. Port of Kolkata is ISO 9001: 2008 certified and ISPS compliant. No doubt, due to relentless efforts and endeavors of the Trust the port entered its 142nd year.
Indeed the port is playing a major role in promoting international trade in India. It enjoys the status of the only riverine major port in the country. Port offers wide range of services all under one roof with a customer friendly approach. Users can reach out to the services online also.
Features of Kolkata Port are:
- Largest dry dock facilities in India
- Cheap container services at Haldia
- Ample berthing for vessels at Kolkata Dock Systems
- Modern Vessel Traffic Management System along with navigational aids
There are number of projects in the pipeline which are being undertaken by the port to provide services of international standards. Expansion and development initiatives will require fresh workforce.
Career with Kolkata Port Trust
Various departments working under Kolkata Port Trust are: Marine Department, Finance Department, Administration, Labour & Industrial Relations, Civil engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Planning & Research, Traffic Department, Medical Department, Hydraulic study, Legal Department, Vigilance Department, Railways, Materials Management, Port operations, Plant & Equipment and Railways. These departments are more or less same for both KDS and HDC systems.
One can find plethora of career options with Kolkata Port Trust. There are jobs ranging from Welfare Officer, Engineers, River Pilots, Account/ audit Officers, Traffic Office, Administrative Officer, Graduates/ Technical jobs, Medical jobs, Law Officers, Legal Advisors, Security Staff, etc.
Kolkata Port Trust issues notification against various vacancies as and when they arise to replenish personnel. One can visit their official website for recruitment related matters and apply in the prescribed format. Mode of application is generally online and selection process consists of written test/ interviews as notified in the advertisement.
To get updated with Kolkata Port Trust upcoming recruitment 2013 please refer to official page here www.kolkataporttrust.gov.in/job.html.