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.