Essar Ports Limited, one of the largest private sector port companies in India, has announced the commissioning of its 16 million metric tons per annum (MMTPA) dry bulk terminal at Paradip in Odisha, taking the aggregate handling capacity of Essar Ports Limited to 104 MMTPA.
The project involved the upgradation and mechanization of the existing 230m long CQ3 berth at Paradip with installation of a fully mechanized ship loading system with a capacity of 5,000 tons per hour.
It is an all weather terminal with a capability to handle large size ships.
The terminal is connected to the stockyard by a 9km long conveyor system having a capacity of 5,000 tons per hour.
The stock yard has been equipped with 2 Reclaimers with a capacity of 2500 tons per hour each.
Commenting on the achievement, Rajiv Agarwal, Managing Director, Essar Ports Limited, said: "This is our first project on the east coast of India and is a modern facility with best in class capabilities.