Legal issues for Vizhinjam port
A project to build a major transshipment terminal in the southern India state of Kerala has been beset by legal wrangling, the Exim News Service reported over the weekend.
The development contract for the port, in Vizhinjam near the Keralan capital of Thiruvananthapuram, was awarded by the state government to a consortium of Indian and Malaysian companies until the Kerala High Court put a stay on all activities related to the port. That stay was overturned by India's Supreme Court last week, though the court has also asked the state government to reconsider a bid from a rival, Mumbai-based developer.
The Vizhinjam port, if built, would be the second major transshipment port in Kerala, after a planned 3 million TEU terminal in the Port of Cochin.