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Essar Ports develops, owns and operates ports and terminals, and is India's second-largest private sector port and terminal company by capacity and throughput. The company's ports business is held by Essar Ports Limited (EPL), which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. EPL, which was previously named Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics Limited (ESPLL), recently went through a demerger process pursuant to which the shipping, logistics and oilfield drilling businesses were demerged from ESPLL and transferred to another company.
Essar Ports provides port and terminal services for liquid, dry bulk, break bulk and general cargo, with an existing aggregate capacity of 104 MMTPA across two facilities located at Vadinar (58 MMTPA) and Hazira (30 MMTPA) in the state of Gujarat, on the west coast of India.
The Vadinar facility provides handling, storage and terminalling services for crude oil and petroleum products to refineries and traders. The Hazira facility is an all-weather deep draft bulk terminal for import of iron ore, pellets, coal, limestone and export of finished steel products.
The company is in the process of increasing its aggregate ports capacity to 158 MMTPA with expansion projects at Vadinar and Hazira, a new port at Salaya in Gujarat and two terminals at Paradip in the state of Orissa on the east coast of India.
The company's sites at Vadinar, Hazira and Salaya are strategically located on the western coast of India in the state of Gujarat to service the growing demand from the land-locked northern, north-western and central regions of India and are well connected to the state highways and have, or will in the future have, connectivity to the railway network. Its sites at Paradip are located on the eastern coast of the state of Orissa to service mineral and metal-rich eastern India and are well positioned to service cargo for the steel and power industries.