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Vizag Port to expand iron ore handling facility

Vizag Port Trust is planning to expand its iron ore handling capacity with an investment of Rs. 8541 million. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given approval for the project. The port trust will develop the project on DBFOT basis under public-private partnership. The project involves expanding the iron ore handling facility to outer harbour and automated facility in West Quay (WQ-1) berth in inner harbour. The project is likely to be completed by 2015.

Vizag Port plans an expansion programme

Vizag Port is planning to an expansion programme with an investment of Rs. 45000 million through public-private partnership. It plans to increase its capacity from 65 million tpa to 110 million tpa through addition of 3-4 berths besides an modernization and mechanization of existing berths. The company is also planning to participate in upcoming port projects in Bhimili and Duggarajupatnam minor ports in Andhra Pradesh.

Vizag Port signs up with Sterlite to set up coal handling system

Vizag Port has signed up an MoU with Sterlite Industries to set up a mechanical coal handling system on general cargo berth at outer harbour. The project will entail an investment of Rs.4430 million which will enhance the capacity to handle 2,00,000 tonne DWT vessels at the general cargo berth. The Vizag Port has signed similar deals with 7 other companies, which offer concession like reduced cargo handling charges and preference in berthing of vessels. Some of the companies who have signed are SAIL, Essar Steel, Balmer & Lawrie etc., Balmer Lawrie will set up a multi-modal logistic hub spread across 65 acres in VPT in the Exim park.

Vizag Port – an overview

Vizag Port, a natural harbour is one of the best performing port and provides connectivity to Deccan. It channel is protected by Dolphin nose on one side and Ross hill on the other side. It is one of the oldest part as well with development along with railways. It is undergoing a revamp of infrastructure by shortening railway sidings and other optimization activities to meet modern day development. For more ongoing projects  and other details click here

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