Paradip port is all set to become the largest port in the East Coast with
the port administration taking steps to more than doubling the cargo handling
capacity in the next eight years.
The Port has taken up a host of projects to increase its cargo handling
capacity from the existing 143.44 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) to
325 MMTPA by the year ending 2025
The ongoing projects of the port include
Development of multipurpose berth to handle clean cargo including
containers on BOT basis at an estimated cost of Rs 430.78 crore and expected to
be operational in December 2018. This facility will fulfill the long-felt need
to meet the requirments of Odisha’s marine products exporters.
Development of deep-draught coal berth on BOT basis (estimated cost: Rs
655.56 crore; capacity: 10 MMTPA). The port is emerging as the largest handler
of coastal shipping of coal meant for thermal plants in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil
Nadu and Gujarat.
Development of deep-draught iron ore berth on BOT basis at an estimated
cost of Rs 740.19 crore and expected to be operational in March 2019.
Mechanization of EQ 1, 2, 3 berths on BOT basis at an estimated cost of Rs
1,437.76 crore and expected to be operational in August 2020.
CONCOR will operate Port-side
Container Terminal at PPT from the first week of August 2017.
The Port is taking steps for installation of in-motion electronic
weighbridges which will help reduce penal charges and therein reduce costs for
In addition, the Port has taken up different initiatives to develop the
Port city into a Smart Industrial Port City at an estimated cost of Rs 2,770
Besides, the major works taken up for eco-friendly port operation are:
A micro filament net barrier of
about 3 km length and 12 m height has been installed to arrest the ingress of
coal dust into the environment around the Port Township.
Two mobile mist cannons have been commissioned and are operational since
April 2016 inside the Port area. 25,000 saplings have been planted in and
around the area. Water sprinkling is being carried out round-the-clock through
water tankers at all operational roads and berths.
A new mechanical truck tyre washing facility has been installed since
September 2016 to clean the vehicles coming out from the prohibited area.
Mechanical road sweeper has been engaged for cleaning the major roads of the
RCC drains have been constructed inside the Port area as well as Township for
smooth disposal of water. Site work has
commenced for two STPs of capacity 2 MLD and 2.5 MLD.