Haldia is being developed as a major trade port for Calcutta (Kolkata), intended mainly for bulk cargoes.
The port can be contacted, as follows:
1. VHF: VHF channel 16
2. Telephone: 91-3224-252104
3. Facsimile: 91-3224-252251
4. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anchorage can be taken in mid-channel, in a depth of 11m, abreast of the port area over a bottom of medium to hard mud and sand, good holding ground.
The maximum rate of the current in the river is about 5 knots, both on the flood and the ebb.