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Essar Ports posts record cargo growth of 20.07% in H1FY20

Oct 22nd, 2019

  • Company clocks 27.29 MT throughput in H1FY20, with an overall growth of 20.07%
  • Third-party cargo volumes increase by 183.21% as compared to the volumes in H1 FY19
  • Third-party cargo share increases to 25.8% in total cargo volumes

Mumbai, 22 October 2019: Essar’s Ports business, which operates four terminals on the east and west coasts of India, has registered a 20.07% growth in cargo volumes with a throughput of 27.29 Million Tonnes (MT) in the first half of FY2019-20.

The growth has been driven by a 183.21% increase in third-party cargo compared to that in the corresponding period in the previous financial year. Cargo from captive customers grew by 6%.

 

H1FY20 (in MT)

H1FY19 (in MT)

Growth

Overall cargo

27.29

22.73

20.07%

Captive cargo

20.24

19.10

6.00%

Third-party cargo

7.05

2.49

183.21%

Speaking on the performance, Mr Rajiv Agarwal, MD & CEO, Essar Ports Ltd, said: “Significant boost in third-party business has been the key driver for our growth in overall volumes. Alongside this, our focus on driving operational efficiencies and minimising operating costs has helped in recording strong growth. Essar Ports has consistently surpassed the average growth rate of the sector, which is showing signs of heightened economic activity.”

Terminal-wise performance
Hazira

The 50 MTPA terminal has had the following highlights:

  • Cargo handling of 14.17 MT with 3.24% growth compared to the same period last year
  • 46% growth in third-party business over the numbers in H1FY19
  • Enhanced third-party cargo share to 16.16%

H1FY20 (in MT) H1FY19 (in MT) Growth
Overall cargo

14.17

13.72

3.24%

Captive cargo

11.88

11.88

Third-party cargo

2.29 1.84

24.46%

 Vizag

The 24 MTPA Essar Vizag Terminal (EVTL), India’s largest iron ore handling terminal located on the outer harbour of Visakhapatnam Port, has had the following highlights:

  • Cargo handling of 91 MT with 52.22% overall growth compared to same period last year
  • 17% growth in anchor customer business
  • 76% growth in third-party business over the numbers in H1 FY19
  • Enhanced third-party cargo share to 41.62%
 

H1FY20 (in MT)

H1FY19 (in MT)

Growth

Overall cargo

5.91

3.88

52.22%

Captive cargo

3.45

3.22

7.17%

Third-party cargo

2.46

0.65

277.76%

 

Salaya

The 20 MTPA Essar Bulk Terminal Salaya (EBTSL), deepest draft facility of Saurashtra region, has clocked a cargo throughput of 3.22 MT in the first half of FY20.

 

H1FY20 (in MT)

H1FY19 (in MT)

Growth

Overall cargo

3.22

1.13

184.96%

Captive cargo

0.91

Third-party cargo

2.31

1.13

104.11%

 

Paradip

The 16 MTPA Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip (EBTPL), in Paradip Port, has clocked a cargo throughput of 4 MT in the first half of FY20.

 

H1FY20 (in MT)

H1FY19 (in MT)

Growth

Overall cargo

4.0

4.0

Captive cargo

4.0

4.0

Third-party cargo

About Essar Ports

Essar Ports is one of India’s largest private sector port and terminal developers and operators. It has invested INR 11,000 crore in developing world-class terminals in three Indian states. Its current operations span four terminals with a combined capacity of 110 MTPA, which is roughly 5 percent of India’s port capacity. The Company is a leader in the non-containerised bulk cargo space. Having clocked a throughput of 40 MT in FY19, Essar Ports is expecting to handle over 60 MT in the current financial year.

All Essar Ports terminals are equipped with advanced cargo handling infrastructure and are well poised to double capacity in the near to medium term. The Company is working in tandem with the Government of India to meet its ambitious target of developing 3,130 MT of port capacity in the country by 2020.

Outside India, Essar’s port assets include a liquid terminal in the UK and a coal berth in the development stage at Mozambique’s Beira port.

Media contact:
Manish Kedia
, Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Essar
Phone: +91 98197 30092, Email: manish.kedia@essar.com