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 major thrust areas of development include deepening of channels, construction
of berths, modernization of cargo handling equipments/systems, connectivity and
Details of major developments envisaged by the Port which are in different stages
of implementation are given below. These developments would enhance the capacity
to 110 million tonnes by 2014-15.
Projects in Progress
• Phase-II deepening of inner harbour entrance channel and turning circle to cater
to vessels of 12.5 meters draft.
• Procurement of 2 nos., 50 T Bollard pull shipping tugs.
• Strengthening of 5 berths(EQ5, EQ6, WQ1, WQ2 and WQ3) in the inner harbour to
cater to vessels of 12.5 meters draft.
• Extension of return end of WQ-1 and construction of WQ-8 return end
• Development of SBM facility at outer harbour for import of crude oil as JV with
Projects in pipeline
Strengthening and mechanization of the General-cum-bulk cargo berth(GCB) in the
outer harbour to accommodate 2 lakh DWT coal vessels(DBFOT). The targeteted output
at the facility for Panamax and Cape size vessels is 42,000 TPD and 70,000 TPD respectively.
Mechanised handling facilities for fertilizer at EQ7 berth(DBFOT) at a targeted
output of 28,000TPD with storage sheds, silos and bagging plant.
Development of EQ1 and EQ1A berths in the inner harbour with mechanized handling
facilities (DBFOT) at a targeted output of 15,000TPD and 27,000TPD for Handymax
and Panamax vessels respectively for steam coal and thermal coal
Installation of mechanized iron ore handling facilities at WQ1 berth in the inner
harbour (DBFOT) at a targeted output of 25,000TPD and 43,200TPD for Handymax and
Panamax vessels respectively
Development of EQ10 berth in the inner harbour (DBFOT) for handling liquid cargo
and chemicals including Bio-diesel at a targeted handling rate of 7,200TPD
Development of WQ6 berth in the inner harbour for multi commodities (DBFOT) such
as Calcined PET Coke, Metallurgical coke, Steel, Granite etc.
Development of WQ7 and WQ8 berths in the inner harbour (DBFOT) for handling alumina
and other dry bulk
Proposals on the anvil
Phase-III deepening of the inner harbour entrance channel and turning circle to
cater to vessels of 14 meters draft
Dredging in the outer harbour to cater to 2 lakh DWT vessels
Upgradation of iron ore handling facilities in the outer harbour to accommodate
2 lakh DWT vessels.
Strengthening of 3 berths in the inner harbour to cater to vessels of draft upto
Development of roads, bridges and flyovers
Development of interchange yard at Mindi
Development of Truck parking terminal
Upgradation of Information Technology (ERP, GPS, e-Procurement etc.)