JSW Infrastructure’s flagship Jaigarh Port (Ratnagiri, Maharashtra)
inaugurated its Edible Oil Terminal last week.The occasion also marked the
maiden call of edible oil carrier MT Zao Galaxy.
The strategic location of Jaigarh Port, between the two Major Ports of
Mumbai and Goa, gives it the advantage of servicing the vast hinterland of
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Jaigarh Port partnered with West
India Continental Oil & Fats Pvt. Ltd (WICOF) and Narendra Forwarders Pvt.
Ltd for handling the first edible oil cargo at the port.
The maiden vessel, MT Zao Galaxy, a Handymax with LOA 159.03 m and beam
27.10 m, carried a parcel of 3,000 MT onboard from Padang, Indonesia. The
vessel was berthed on arrival and cargo discharge operations were completed in
The new Edible Oil Terminal has a tankage capacity of over 16,800 Kilo
Litres with provision for adding more tanks in future. The unloading rate of
the terminal is around 400 MT per hour. It has 3 pumps for tanker loading and 2
booster pumps having capacity of 400 m3 per hour. The terminal has 4 tanker
loading bays for evacuation of cargo to the hinterland.
Commented Capt. BVJK Sharma, Joint Managing Director and CEO, JSWIL:
"We are delighted to welcome the edible oil vessel to Jaigarh Port and to
inaugurate our new Edible Oil Terminal.
The arrival of MT Zao Galaxy is an indicator of Jaigarh Port’s continuous
track record of operational excellence and diversification into the liquid
cargo space. We are continuously improving our liquid cargo handling facilities
at Jaigarh Port and will be creating additional berths for handling crude, POL
and chemical cargoes in the near future."
Mr Gyan Chordia, Managing Director, WICOF, said: "We have created
brand of WICOF in edible oil trade by giving uniform quality and best service
to customers. Jaigarh Port is a port of priority for WICOF.
We chose JSW Jaigarh Port for the maiden visit because of the exceptional
operational efficiencies offered here. We’re delighted that the Jaigarh Port
team has serviced our edible oil vessel to our satisfaction and thank them for
supporting our ambitious plans for servicing the vast hinterland of
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Import at Jaigarh will make the oil
cheaper for the end consumer in the form of lower transportation cost and quick