Salaya Bulk Terminal : Saurashtra’s only deep draft port terminal

Essar Ports’ 20 million tonne dry bulk terminal at Salaya is the first deep-draft terminal in the Saurashtra region. It has been designed to berth Capesize vessels (which can carry cargo of up to 100,000 tonnes) with a vessel turnaround time of less than two days, thus offering a competitive advantage to the local industry.

Known as the Salaya terminal, it has been built at a cost of USD 2.64 billion, and is expected to emerge as the most preferred deep draft port destination for shipment of dry bulk cargo in the Saurashtra region. It handles commodities like coal, bauxite, limestone and fertilisers, including both export & import cargoes.

The port’s infrastructure is best in class and compliant with global safety standards. It is equipped with:

  • Two screw type ship unloaders, each of 2,500 TPH (tonnes per hour) capacity
  • One 1,500 TPH ship loader
  • A 20-km covered conveyor system of 5,000 TPH capacity
  • Dust suppression and extraction systems, and
  • A series of stacker cum reclaimers.

The stockyard is integrated with nearby power plants that have a cumulative capacity of 1,710 MW capacity, with the conveyor system ensuring environment-friendly movement of coal. The conveyor is a complex 20-km network spread across both land and sea and enables cargo loading and unloading on the same jetty.