Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited
BULK PORT OF THE YEAR
he largest and most-efficient port on
India’s east coast, Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd has bagged the Bulk Port of the Year Award, posting a record dry bulk cargo handling of 36.11 million metric tonnes. During the evaluation period, 3,098 rake operations moved 10.61 million metric tonnes of dry bulk cargo.
Dry bulk cargo operations at the port have recorded a growth rate of 16 per cent (considering only gearless vessel movement) in FY2016-17. About 3,608 rakes moved 13.21 million metric tonnes of dry bulk cargo in the FY2015-16, as compared to 3,098 rakes moving 10.61 million metric tonnes of the cargo in FY2016-17. The port has an installed capacity to handle 60 million metric tonnes of dry bulk cargo and an operational yard measuring 93.98 hectares in area. It has a storage capacity of 4.70 million metric tonnes and offers a turnaround time of 45 days.
The port operates a spacious warehouse measuring 1.86 lakh m2 with a storage capacity of 0.50 million metric tonnes.
To further support the huge growth in movement of bulk cargo the Western Berth with a 5 million metric tonnes of capacity has been added. Three railway sidings- C-5A, LH-3 & NEC-6 have been commissioned. Three rakes per day per siding are operated which is equivalent to 0.35 million tonnes. Dry cargo operations at the port have recorded 53.25 per cent capacity utilisation. Average turnaround time for gearless vessels is 3.36 days and that for rakes is about 6 hours. The port has an average pre-berthing detention time of 2 hours for gearless vessels. The average output per ship berth day, considering only gearless vessels is about 33,547 million tonnes.
(L to R) Capt Vivek S Anand, President,
MANSA; Jitendra Nimmagadda, COO- Containers, Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited; Capt Rahul Choudhuri, MD, Amea,veritas Petroleum Services