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JSW Jaigarh Port inaugurates Edible Oil Terminal and Maiden Call of Edible Oil Carrier MT Zao Galaxy at Jaigarh Port on August 17, 2017

JSW Infrastructure’s flagship Jaigarh Port (Ratnagiri, Maharashtra), inaugurated its Edible oil terminal on August 17, 2017. The occasion also marked the maiden call of Edible Oil carrier MT Zao Galaxy.

 The strategic location of Jaigarh Port between two major ports of Mumbai and Goa gives it an advantage of servicing the vast hinterland of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Jaigarh Port has partnered with West India Continental Oil & Fats Pvt. Ltd. (WICOF) and Narendra Forwarders Pvt. Ltd. for handling the first edible oil cargo at Jaigarh Port.

 The maiden vessel MT Zao Galaxy, handymax vessel with LOA 159.03 m, beam 27.10m, carried a parcel of 3000 MT onboard from Padang, Indonesia. The vessel was berthed on arrival and cargo discharge operations were completed in 11 hours.

The edible oil terminal has a tankage capacity of over 16,800 KL with a provision of adding more tanks in future. The unloading rate of the terminal is around 400 MT per hour. The terminal has 3 pumps for tanker loading and 2 nos of booster pumps having a capacity of 400 m3 per hour. The terminal has 4 tanker loading bays for evacuation of cargo to the hinterland.

Speaking on the occasion, Capt. BVJK Sharma, JMD & CEO, JSWIL said: “We are delighted to welcome WICOF’sedible oil vessel to the Jaigarh Port and to inaugurate our new edible oil terminal. The arrival of the MT Zao Galaxy is an indicator of Jaigarh Port’s continuous track record of operational excellence and diversification into 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 cargos in near future”

 Gyan Chordia, Managing DirectorWest India Continental Oil & Fats Pvt. Ltd. (WICOF) said “We have created brand of WICOF in edible oil trade by giving the uniform quality and best service to customers. Jaigarh Port is a port of priority for WICOF. We chose JSWJaigarh 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 forservicing the vast hinterland of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Import at Jaigarh will make the Oil cheaper to end consumer in the form of lower transportation cost and quick delivery”

 About JSW Infrastructure:

 JSW Infrastructure is one of the leading private sector infrastructure companies in India. As a commitment to the nation, JSW Infrastructure is dedicated to developing world-class ports, shipyards, townships, roads and rail connectivity, inland waterways, water treatment plants, special economic zones and other infrastructural facilities. Currently, the company’s port vertical operates environment-friendly seaports and terminals in Maharashtra and Goa that offer mechanized and multi-cargo handling facilities to the customers.

 JSW Jaigarh Port is a greenfield, muticargo deep water port in Maharashtra having a capacity of 40 MMTPA which is now being expanded to 90 MMTPA by building additional capacity. In the near future, Jaigarh Port is getting ready for a giant leap to handle 65 MTPA of cargo and is aiming for direct berthing of next generation vessels i.e. largest dry bulk carrier (Vale Max), LNG carrier (Q-Max), largest container

vessels (EEE Series) and very large crude carriers. Jaigarh aims to become one of the most modern and mechanized ports in India, benchmarked to international standards and catering to Crude, POL, chemicals, RoRo, liquid, containers, break- bulk and bulk cargoes.

 About West India Continental Oil & Fats Pvt. Ltd. (WICOF):

 West India Continental Oil & Fats Pvt. Ltd is a Joint Venture company of Mr. Gyan Chordia and Musim Mas Group head quarter in Singapore. WICOF is the largest importer of refined olein in India. WICOF presently imports at 8 ports namely Mangalore, Karwar, Goa, Jaigarh, JNPT, Mumbai, Hazira, Pipavav and Kandla Port.


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