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JSW Jaigarh Port achieves coal discharge record

Steel News - Published on Wed, 08 Jun 2011

JSW Jaigarh Port Limited has set an all India record by discharging 71,740 tonnes of steam coal in the first 24 hours from the Panamax vessel MV Marina.

The vessel, which berthed on May 31, carried a total parcel size of 83,909 tonnes of South African coal. The discharge rate achieved in the first 24 hours was 71,740 tonnes and the overall rate of 61,386 tonnes PWWD was achieved for the complete discharge of the vessel. This was the highest rate of discharge achieved by an Indian port.

The port has a dedicated berth with fully mechanized facility for handling bulk cargo and a coal stockyard with capacity to store 0.7 million tonnes at any given time. The present draught of 14 meters makes it the deepest private port on the Maharashtra coast.

JSW Jaigarh Port Limited a subsidiary of JSW Infrastructure Limited has set up Greenfield multi cargo deep water port in Damankhol Bay, Jaigarh, Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. It endeavors to be the port of choice for all its customers in Maharashtra and Northern Karnataka.

The port has been developed and operated on 50 year concession from the Maharashtra government on BOOST basis. It presently has 2 berths and in the next phase of development, is initiating the construction of liquid handling, LNG, ro ro and container terminals. The Master Plan for the port envisages capacity of 50 million tonnes per annum.

Plans are also underway to increase draught to 18 meters for accommodating Capesize vessels of 180,000 DWT. Rail and road connectivity is being enhanced simultaneously to enable quick and cost effective receipt and delivery of cargo.

(Sourced from www.bhandarkarpub.com)

Posted By : admin on Wed, 08 Jun 2011
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