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Port Overview

Kakarbhitta ICD is in Mechinagar municipality. Mechinagar is in the  Jhapa District, Province No. 1, Nepal and is the main entry point from India on Nepal's eastern border. Kakarbhitta is the 7th largest border crossing point, with 2.72% share of total import value (ref: Dept of Customs, 2019/20).

The port was built to boost Nepal’s exports to Bangladesh. The port is 600 km / 15 hours truck travel time from the port of Kolkota. It is spread over 7.5 hectares of land. Currently, the major imports are clinker and gypsum needed for cement manufacturing.

Port Location and Contact

Country

Nepal

Province or District

Province 1, Jhapa district

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

20 kms NE of the Bhadrapur accessed via black topped H07 and H01

Port's Complete Name

Kakarbhitta Inland Container Depot

Latitude

26.64555

Longitude

88.15750

Managing Company or Port Authority

Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board (NITDB)

Management Contact Person

Ambika Subedi

9852668187

nitdbkvt@gmail.com

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

21 kms from Bhadrapur Airport

Bagdogra Int’l Airport (VEBD), Siliguri, West Bengal India
Distance: 32 km
Truck: 45 minutes
Car: 30 minutes

Port Pictures

Warehouse

Storage shed

Weighbridge

Truck parking / holding space


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

SN

Agencies related to Operation of ICD

Name

1

Multimodal Transport Operators

NITDB

2

Transport Management Company

NITDB

3

Customs

Mechi Customs Office

4

Freight Forwarders

N/A

5

Banks

Nepal Bank

6

Quarantine

Animal, Food Quarantine

7

Shipping lines

N/A

8

Customs Agent

Evergreen Trade Centre, Mechi Bajrang Trade Concern


Port Performance

The port handles around 80-90 trucks a day and normally doesn’t experience congestion.

  • Total Area: 7.5 hectares
  • Daily average:  80-90 trucks per day
  • Opening hours: Every day from 6 am to 10 pm
  • Handling Equipment: The port does not have mechanized handling equipment but as of now human labour has been adequate.
  • Space Capacity: The port does not have mechanized handling equipment but as of now human labour has been adequate


Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From (June) to (August)

High probability of damaged goods from rain.

Major Import Campaigns

Yes

From (September) to (February)

Festival season of Sept-Oct and large coal order during winter season.

Other Comments

N/A

Handling Figures for 2019

Vessel Calls

N/A

Container Traffic (TEUs)

712

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges: Service rate declared by Operation committee of Nepal Intermodal Transportation Development Board on 24th November 2019 for Kakarbhitta ICD.


Port Handling Equipment

Daily labourers handle the transportation of goods within the port.


Container Facilities 

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

N/A

N/A

Container Freight Station (CFS)

N/A

N/A

Refrigerated Container Stations

N/A

N/A

Other Capacity Details

N/A

N/A

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

20

  20

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

N/A

  N/A

Emergency Take-off Capacity

N/AN/A

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

N/A

N/A

 

Main Storage Terminal 

  • Cemented truck parking capacity: 100 trucks in 18800 sq.m
  • Warehousing space: 1,395 Sq. m
  • Two customs inspection sheds:  1,780 Sq. m
  • Litigation house:  233 Sq. m
  • There are no forklifts available.
  • 100 MT weighbridge available


Port Security

Gorkhali Yoddha security services provide security 24/7. The premise of the facility is secured by 8-9 ft. of concrete brick wall. There is no firefighting equipment. In case of emergency, the fire brigade located 4 km away from the port is contacted.