Welcome to the Port of Visakhapatnam.

Visakhapatnam Port is one of the leading major ports of India. The Port is located on the east coast of India in between Chennai and Kolkata at a latitude of 17042' 00'' North and longitude of 83023' 00'' East and the  time zone  is GMT + 5:30. The Port has three harbours viz., outer harbour, inner harbour and the fishing harbour. The outer harbour with a water spread of 200 hectares has 6 berths and the inner harbour  with a water spread of 100 hectares  has 18 berths.

Bestowed  with  natural deep-water basins, the outer harbour is capable of accommodating vessels up to 200,000 DWT and draft upto 18.1 meters.The inner  harbour is capable of accommodating  fully laden Panamax vessels with draft upto 14.5 meters, with tide advantage.
I welcome  you  once again to  the  Visakhapatnam Port and hope that you enjoy surfing through our website. Sri M.T. Krishna Babu, IAS
Chairman

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VPT AWARDED THE PROJECT TO M/S ESSAR VIZAG TERMINALS PRIVATE LIMITED on 14.05.2015

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VPT AWARDED THE PROJECT TO M/S ESSAR VIZAG TERMINALS PRIVATE LIMITED on 14.05.2015

VPT AWARDED THE PROJECT TO M/S ESSAR VIZAG TERMINALS PRIVATE LIMITED on 14.05.2015

Parliamentary Standing Committee visit on 01.02.2015

Parliamentary Standing Committee visit on 01.02.2015

Parliamentary Standing Committee visit on 01.02.2015

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    Port of Visakhapatnam has successfully berthed a vessel with a draft of 12.22 meters in the Inner Harbour for the first time. The vessel NUEVA FORTUNA of Greece Nationality with LOA 189.99 meters, beam 32.26 meters and DWT 50992 is berthed on 4.2.2015 at the WQ-2 berth in the Inner harbour. Read More...

    A Recod of 41,808 Thermal Coal in bulk was loaded on 02-01-2015 at Quay-3 berth in to m.v. CHENNAI JAYAM

    A Recod of 6057 tonnes of Alumina was loaded on 10-09-2014 at EQ-5 in to m.v. SEACLIFF

    The VPT facility has been developed with a total investment of around Rs.400 crore to handle 27000 tonnes per hour with harbour mobile cranes of 100tonne capacity ultra modern wagon loaders and 2.1 KM long cnveyor system

    Permissible draft at EQ-6 increased from 10.21m to 11m (on raising tide of 0.85m) with immediate effect.

    The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has introduced

    e-procurement and e-tendering system from 5th January 2011. Download-Instructions To Bidders

    Port of Visakhapatnam handled record cargo throughput of 68.04 million tonnes during the year 2010-11 surpassing its previous record of 65.50 million tonnes handled during 2009-10


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    Welcome to the Port of Visakhapatnam.

    Port of Visakhapatnam is one of the 13 major ports of India. It is located on the east coast, midway between Kolkata and Chennai. During the FY 2009-10 the Port handled a record quantity of 65.50 million tonnes standing 2nd among major ports and first among the east coast ports. The Port is catering to the key industries like the petroleum, steel, power and fertilizers besides other manufacturing industries and playing catalyst role for the agricultural and industrial development of its hinterland spreading from the south to the north.

    The outer harbour of the Port can accommodate vessels upto 150,000 DWT and draft upto 17 meters. The inner harbour berths are PANAMAX compatible and can handle vessels upto 11 meters draft. The Port is equipped with an array of cargo transfer systems. The mechanical ore handling plant consists of fully mechanized receiving and shipping systems designed to loads iron ore directly into the vessels through conveyors. The Port is operating its own Railway network of about 200 Kms., which is linked to the Trunk Railways. The Port Railways handled a record quantity of 37.56 million tonnes during the FY 2009-10. The Port is well connected to the NH-5 by a 4 lane connectivity road. The Port has Electric Wharf Cranes of capacities ranging from 10 to 20 T and 2 nos., Harbour Mobile Cranes of 140 tonne capacity. Mechanical loading facilities exist for handling Alumina and fertilisers. The Off Shore Tanker Terminal in the Outer harbour discharges crude oil directly to the tanks of the Refinery. The Container terminal operated by Visakha Container Terminal Private Ltd., is the deepest container terminal among major ports and equipped with modern container handling equipments. The BOT operator, Vizag Sea Port Pvt., Ltd., is operating two berths (EQ-8&9) in the inner harbour. These berths are equipped with 3 nos., Harbour Mobile Cranes which can handle cargo at 18,000 tonnes per day per crane. The efficient workforce of the Port works 24 × 7.

    The Port is ISO-9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 compliant. The Port facility is ISPS compliant and is currently operating at Security Level-2.

    Poised to handle 85 million tonnes by 2015, the Port has ambitious plans for modernization with the vision to become the most preferred Port in South Asian Region. Considerable investments through PPP mode are on the anvil envisaging deepening of channels and berths, construction of new berths, installation of state of art mechanized handling facilities and other logistics.

    The strong relation with the stakeholders is making the synergies happen at the port. The Port continually strives in offering prompt and efficient services at optimum cost to the satisfaction of its customers.

    I welcome you once again to the Port of Visakhapatnam and hope that you enjoy surfing through our website.

    .

    Chairman

    History

    Visakhapatnam was an ancient Port city which had trade relations with the Middle East and Rome. Ships were anchored at open roads and were loaded with cargo transported from Visakhapatnam shore by means of small Masula boats. A reference to Vizagapatam merchant is available in the inscriptions of Sri Bheemeswara Swamy temple (1068 AD), East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. During 12th century AD, Vizagapatam was a fortified merchandize town managed by a guild. It has become a settlement of a branch of East India Company in 1682. Rs. 83 lakh worth of goods were moved through Vizagapatam / Bhimunipatnam in 1882-83.

    Principal commodities traded at anchorage Port included Muslin cloth - manufactured at Uppada (East Godavari District), Manganese ore - exports to UK and USA, Oilseeds, jaggery, jute and indigo, hides and skins. Extensive trade relations existed with Burma. Vessels of British India Steam Navigation Company regularly visited the Port.

    With the advent of British Rule, in 1858, the need for a port in this part of the country was emphasized in a report of a British Survey Party. Later in 1877 a report called Vizag the Port of Central Provinces further emphasized the need for construction of a Port at Visakhapatnam. It was only after the I World War (1914-18) that the proposal of Col.H.Cartwright Reid of British Admiralty for construction of a harbour at Visakhapatnam at the mouth of river Meghadrigedda was approved by the Government.

    The unique feature of the harbour has been the Island Break-water, constructed by scuttling two old ships JANUS and WELLESDON which form the skeleton around which a rubble mound is formed. Two engineers Mr.W.C.Ash and Mr.D.B.Rattenberry were instrumental in making this engineering marvel a reality.

    The existing land locked Inner Harbour was built by Bengal Nagpur Railway between 1927 and 1933 to provide sea outlet for Manganese ore of the Central Provinces(Madhya Pradesh).

    The location of the port is very ideal in the sense that it affords protection from cyclones which strike the east coast regularly, by a high promontory into the sea, knon as Dolphin’s Nose Hill which is to the north of the entrance channel. The low tidal range of a maximum of 1.82 meters is also advantageous for the location of the port.

    The harbour was constructed by dredging 281.8 million cu.ft. of land and soft material. It consisted of outer channel, inner channel, island breakwater, sand trap, turning basin, quay wall of 1600 ft (3 berths), two transit sheds, three storage sheds, open storage area, four electric quay cranes, three NG Locos, one weigh bridge, railway track, 15 sq. miles of acquired land and other facilities like, graving dock, dredgers, tugs, lighters, power house, work shop, roads, drains, water supply, buildings etc. The Port was constructed at a cost of Rs.378 lakhs.

    The Port was opened to ocean traffic with the arrival of a passenger vessel S.S.JALADURGA of the Scindia Steam Navigation Co., on the 7th October, 1933. The Port was formally inaugurated by His Excellency Lord Willingdon, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India on 19th December 1933.

    In the first year of operation, the Port handled a traffic of 1.3 lakh tonnes. The exports were 1.2 lakh tonnes and imports 0.1 lakh tonnes. The principal exports were manganese ore and groundnuts. The imports consisted of rice, flour, tiles and other consumer goods. The cargo was transported through bullock carts.

    During the years of II World War (1939-42) the Port assumed military importance. After the war and country’s independence, the planned development of the Port started with the commencement of Five Year Plans of the country. Substantial investments were made in the successive Five Year Plans for developing the infrastructure in the Port.

    The metamorphosis of the small Port with 3 berths and with initial annual traffic of 1.3 lakh tonnes into a leading Major Port with 24 berths and annual throughput of 65 million tonnes involed many landmarks.

    The Port administration has passed through different departments and Ministries of the Government of India till its transfer to the Port Trust in February, 1964 under Major Port Trusts Act 1963 as shown below:

    1933-35 RAILWAY BOARD
    1935-37 COMMERCIAL DEPT.
    1937-42 COMMUNICATIONS DEPT
    1942-44 WAR TRANSPORT DEPT
    1944-46 DEFENCE (WAR) DEPT
    1946-56 BENGAL NAGPUR RLY
    1956-64 MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
    FEB-1964 TRUST, UNDER MPT ACT
     

    Chronology of major developments:

    1951-61


    Construction of three jetty berths(WJ-1,2&3)
    Construction of one quay berth (EQ-4)
    Construction of oil wharf consisting two oil berths(OR-1&2)

    1961-71


    Commissioning of two captive iron ore berths WOB-1(now WQ-4) and WOB-2(WQ-5)
    Commissioning of ore handling plant
    Commissioning of captive Fertiliser berth(FB)
    Commissioning of EQ-5 and EQ-6
    Constitution of Visakhapatnam Port Trust
    Commencement of Night Navigation

    1971-81


    Commissioning of New Oil Mooring to accommodate large crude ships.
    Commissioning of Outer harbour and ore berths (OB-1 and OB-2) to accommodate ships of size 150,000 DWT

    1981-91


    Construction of an off shore tanker terminal (OSTT) in the outer harbour to accommodate crude tankers upto 150,000 DWT
    Construction of a General-cum-Bulk cargo berth to cater to ships upto 60,000 DWT

    1991-2001


    Conversion of the jetty berths WJ-1,2 and 3 into a regular quay berth with more apron width.
    Commissioning of a multi-purpose berth EQ-7 in the inner harbour.
    Commissioning of multipurpose berth in the outer harbour (now Container terminal)
    Construction of an exclusive and specialized terminal for discharging LPG from gas carriers at the outer harbour.

    2001-2010


    Commencement of operation of the first BOT project - Container terminal at outer harbour concessioned to            Visakha  Container Terminal P Ltd.
    Development of two new berths in the extended Northern arm of Inner Harbour (EQ.8 & EQ.9) on BOT basis by M/s.Vizag Sea Port Pvt. Ltd.
    Commissioning of a multi purpose berth WQ-7 in the inner harbour
    Navigation of first PANAMAX vessel into inner harbour
    Commissioning of the LPG cavern facility
    Merging of Visakhapatnam Dock Labour Board with Visakhapatnam Port Trust
    Widening entrance channel of IH to 111 meters and permissible draft to 11 meters
    Installation of 2 nos., harbour mobile cranes at West Quay berths of the inner harbour on hire basis.

    Our Vision
    To be the
    most preferred port
    in South Asia offering services
    of global standards.

    Our Mission

    To be a major
    partner in meeting the
    logistics requirements of the
    importers and exporters
    of the region.
    Our Trustee
    Sl. No. Name Address
    1 Shri. M.T. KRISHNA BABU, I.A.S. Chariman,Visakhapatnam Port Trust
    2 Shri. P.L.HARANADH, I.R.T.S. Dy.Chariman,Visakhapatnam Port Trust
    3 Shri D.C. Singh
    Deputy Secretary
    Ministry of Shipping, Transport Bhawan,
    Parliament Street,
    NEW DELHI-110 001
    Representing Ministry of Shipping
    4 Principal Secretary to Government Infrastructure & Investment Department,
    Andhra Pradesh Secretariat,
    HYDERABAD-500 022.
    Representing State, Govt. of A.P
    5 Commissioner ofCustoms Department of Customs,
    Port Area,
    VISAKHAPATNAM-530 035.
    Representing Department of Customs
    6 Engineer Ship Surveyor
    Mercantile Marine Department,
    #7-8-26/A By the side of R.K. Mission Temple,
    R.K. Beach,  Near Kalimatha Temple,
    VISAKHAPATNAM-530 024.
    Representing Mercantile Marine Department
    7 Naval Officer-in-charge (A.P.) Naval Base, Fleet Mail Office,
    Eastern Naval Command,
    VISAKHAPTNAM-530 014.
    Representing Defence Services
    8 Commander,
    Cost, Guard,District Headquarters No.6,
    C/o Fleet Mail Office,
    Near Port High School,
    Malakapuram,
    VISAKHAPATNAM-530 014.
    Representing Coast Guard
    9 Chief Freight Transportation Manager East Coast Railway,
    RAIL Sadan Head Quarters Building,
    Operating Department, Ground Floor,
    Chandra Sekarpur,
    BHUBANESWAR-751 017
    Representing the Indian Railways
    10 Sri V.V. Rama Rao
    Hony. President
    V.H. & P.W. Union,
    D. No. 26-26-7,
    Bhadra Murthy Sarma Bhavan,
    Harbour Approach Road
    Visakhapatnam-530 001
    (Representing Labour employed in the Port)
    11 Sri D.K. Sarma
    General Secretary
    V.P.E. Union,
    DNo. 26-15-204, Dharmasakthi Bhavan, Main Road,
    Visakhaptnam-530001
    (Representing Labour employed in the Port)
    12 The Regional Officer, Regional Office,
    South Estern Zone,
    Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change,
    1st. and 2nd Floor,
    HEPC BUILDING, No. 34,
    Cathedral Garden Road Nungambakkam,
    CHENNAI-600 034
    (Representing of Ministry of Environment & Forest)
    13 Shri Tatiparthi Subbarami Reddy, S/o.Late T. Venkata Reddy,
    D.No. 49-18-11,
    Sri Sai Sadan, Lalitha Nagar,
     Visakhapatnam – 530 016
    (Representing Other Interest)
    14 Shri K. Prabhakar Rao, 45-57-17/6,
     Narasimha Nagar,
    Near Rythu Bazar,
     Akkayyapalem,
    Visakhapatnam-530 024
    (Representing Other Interest)
    15 Shri Malla Venkata Rao, 49-48-6/3,
    NGO’s Colony,
     Akkayyapalem,
     Visakhapatnam-530 016
    (Representing Other Interest)
    16 Shri P. Vardarajan, J-80,
     1st Main Road,
     Anna Nagar East,
     Chennai – 600 102
    (Representing Other Interest)
    17 Shri A.V. Monish Row,
    Vice-President,
    The Vizagpatnam Chambers of Commerce & Industry,
     M/s. A.V.B. G.P.R. & Co., Next to NMDC,
     Harbour Approach Road,
     Port Area,
     VISAKHAPATNAM-530035.
     (Representing Other Interest)
    18 Shri K.V. Krishna Kumar,
    President,
    Visakhapatnam Stevedores Association
     “Platinum House”,
     25-12-6,
     Godeyvari Street,
    VISAKHAPATNAM-530 001’
    (Representing Other Interest)
    19 Shri R. Kishore,
     President,
    IPPTA & CEO,

     Vizag Seaport Limited,
     S4 Gallery,
     Port Area,
     VISAKHAPATNAM-530035.
     (Representing Other Interest)
    Our Senior Management Team
    • CHAIRMAN
    • M.T. Krishna Babu, I.A.S.
    • 0891 2562758(O)
    • Dy. Chairman
    • P.L. Haranadh,I.R.T.S
    • 0891 2565456 (O)
    • Chief Vigilance Officer
    • Mujib Pasha Shaik, I.T.S.
    • 0891 2564487 (O)
    • FA & CAO
    • R. Jayachandran
    • 08912873500(O)
    • 08912564588(O)
    • Traffic Manager
    • Dy. Conservator
    • Secretary
    • Chief Medical Officer
    • Chief Engineer
    • A.K.MEHERA
    • 0891-2873300 (O)
    • Chief Mechanical Engineer
    • Sathish Honnakkatte
    • 0891 2873400 (O),
      0891 2563904 (R)
      ,+91 9912609090
    • Sr. Commandant, C.I.S.F.
    • K.K. Chaturvedi
    • 0891 2566520 (O),
      0891 2563409 (R),
      0891 2722165,
      +91 9848190120
    Unique features

    • Island Break-water, constructed by scuttling two old ships JANUS and WELLESDON which form the
       skeleton around which a rubble mound is formed.

    • It is a natural port endowed with deep water basins formed by a high promontory into the sea,known as    Dolphin’s Nose Hill to the south and Ross Hill to the North of the entrance channel.

    • The only port in India and first of its kind in South Asia to have a Cavern facility for LPG – a mined rock
       Cavern at a depth of 200 mtrs. below sea level (capacity: 60,000 T)

    Awards & Achievements

    • The only Indian port to have three international certifications.
       ISO 9001 – Quality Management System.
       ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System.
       OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

    • The Dredging to enable handling 200,000 DWT vessels (18.10m draft) cape size vessels in outer            harbor was complted during 2014.


    • An ISPS compliant Port.

    • Complimented by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India as the
       BRIGHTEST JEWEL among all the major ports of India

    • NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD for outstanding performance in industrial safety
       Winners for the year 2002,2006,2007
       Runner-up for years 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003.

    • GREENTECH SAFETY AWARD in service sector for outstanding achievement in Safety management
        Silver - 2008, 2010

    • GREENTECH GOLD AWARD for Environment Management for the year 2007

    • GREENTECH ENVIRONMENT EXCELLENT AWARDin Service Sector for outstanding achievement
       in Environment Management       Gold - 2007, 2009