Modernisation of Visakhapatnam Port

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Various steps have been taken to modernize and overhaul Major Ports The details of amount spent during the last two years to modernise and overhaul Visakhapatnam Port and measures taken to improve ship change- over time and mechanisation of berths & installation of state-of-the-art equipments are as follows :

S.No Project Cost (Rs. in Crore)
1. Deepening of outer harbour to 18.1 meter draft to facilitate handing of Cape Size vessels. 140.00
2. Deepening of inner harbour to 14.5 meter draft to cater to fully laden Panamax vessels.  328.00
3. Deepening of Northern Arm inner harbour to cater 14.5 meter draft vessels.  42.00
4. Development of Vizag General Cargo Berth (VGCB) with integrated mechanical coal handling facility at outer harbour on DBFOT basis with a capacity of 10.18 MTPA ( the only coal terminal among major ports that can handle  Super Cape size vessels)  444.10
5. Development of Vizag Coal Terminal ( EQ-1)  in inner harbour with  integrated mechanical steam coal handling facility on DBFOT basis with a capacity of 6.41 MTPA  323.18
6. Development of WQ-6 berth  in inner harbour on DBFOT basis with a capacity of 2.08 MTPA for handling  dry / break bulk cargoes with semi- mechanized facility  114.50
7. Development of EQ-10 berth  in inner harbour on DBFOT basis with a capacity of 1.84 MTPA for handling liquid cargoes  55.38
8. Development of two berth  in inner harbour for handling coastal cargo as Green Channel Berths with a capacity of 1.66 MTPA  45.30
Total: 1492.46

The year wise detail of the traffic handled by the Visakhapatnam port during the last three years is as follows

Year Cargo throughput

(in million tonnes)

2014-15 58.00
2015-16 57.03
2016-17

(up to October 2016)

35.93

(As against 32.97 MT handled during corresponding period of previous year registering an incremental cargo of nearly 3 MT at a growth rate of 9%)

Visakhapatnam Port has taken up number of initiatives for capacity addition and modernisation projects over the year to improve the tonnage handling capacity. The details of ongoing project are as follows

S.No Project Cost (Rs. in Crore)
1. Development of EQ-1A berth  in inner harbour with integrated mechanical coal handling  facility(thermal/ steam coal) on DBFOT basis with a capacity of 7.36 MTPA  313.39
2. Up- gradation of existing facility and creation of new facility for iron ore through integrated mechanized handling on DBFOT basis  with a capacity of 23.0 MTPA  845.41
3. Extension of existing container  terminal  at Outer harbour on DBFOT basis with a capacity of 0.54 MTEUs  633.11
4. Development of West Quay North (WQ-7 & WQ-8) in inner harbour with a capacity of 6.39 MTPA through internal resources  243.23
5. Development of multipurpose terminal by replacing EQ-2 to EQ-5 berths in inner harbour with a capacity of 6.0 MTPA through internal resources.  181.73

 

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