Coal handling: SWPL gets HC ‘relief'
Only vessels already set sail allowed to unload cargo at Mormugao
13th January 2018, 03:31 Hrs
Told to make fresh application to GSPCB for consent to operate
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South West Port Ltd, the arm of JSW Infrastructure' which manages two berths at Mormugao Port was granted leeway by the Bombay High Court at Goa which will allow for "those (coal laden) vessels, which have already sailed from their respective destinations" to berth at Mormugao Port and consequently unload their coal cargo.
The directions were issued by the Bombay High Court at Goa in a petition filed by South West Port Ltd, challenging the Goa State Pollution Control Board's order which revoked the consent to operate granted to SWPL for importing coal in excess of what was stated in the terms of the consent.
With the assurance of an order from the High Court, which they deemed favourable in the interim, SWPL decided to withdraw the case and explore other "statutory remedies" available to them.
"Only those vessels, which have already sailed from their respective destinations (sic) and which are likely to arrive... shall be permitted to berth at Berth No. 5A and 6A and the petitioner shall be permitted to handle, offload and transport the coal/coke cargo, which shall arrive in those vessels," the High Court said in its order while permitting SWPL to withdraw the petition.
SWPL has been directed to inform the Goa State Pollution Control Board at least two
COURT ORDER: THE INSIDE INFO
Only vessels that have already sailed from respective destinations (sic) and which are likely to arrive... shall be permitted to berth at Berth 5A and 6A at Mormugao
Petitioner can handle, offload and transport the coal/coke cargo which shall arrive in those vessels
SWPL directed to inform GSPCB at least two days in advance on likely arrival of vessels in order to enable them to depute a personnel to monitor
SWPL can submit an appropriate application before GSPCB seeking variation/modification of its consent to operate