Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port Com­pany Lim­ited

BULK PORT OF THE YEAR

Maritime Gateway - - Lifetime Achievement Award -

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

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