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.



Essar Bulk Terminal Salaya

A 20 million tonne dry bulk terminal at Salaya, Gujarat  is the first deep-draft terminal in the Saurashtra region, which has been designed to berth Capesize vessels with a vessel turnaround time of less than two days, thus offering a competitive advantage to the local industry.

The Salaya terminal, which has been built at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore, is expected to emerge as the most preferred deep draft port destination for shipment of dry bulk cargo in the Saurashtra region. It is capable of berthing vessels of up to 100,000 tonnes DWT, while handling 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.

Essar Bulk Terminal Hazira

The Essar Bulk Terminal is an all-weather deep-draft terminal located in the Gulf of Khambatt, on the outskirts of Surat in Gujarat. The terminal has a capacity of 50 MTPA for handling dry bulk cargo and break bulk cargo. The terminal can accommodate partially loaded Capesize vessels and fully loaded minicape vessels (105,000 DWT). It offers mechanised handling of bulk cargo such as iron ore, limestone and coal using gantry cranes and a conveyor system. It also handles steel products including coil, slab, plates and pipes and over dimensional cargo like project cargo.

Paradip Iron Ore

Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip is an all-weather deep – draft terminal at Paradip Port Trust in Odisha. This is an existing terminal which has been mechanised to 16 MTPA capacity for faster export of dry bulk cargo. The terminal can handle vessels up to 105,000 DWT and can export dry bulk cargo, including iron ore pellets, coal, dry bulk and other ores through a mechanized handling system using conveyors and a ship loader.

Essar Vizag Terminals Limtied, Visakhapatnam

It is an all-weather, deep-water terminal located in Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam. The outer-harbour terminal is India’s largest iron ore handling complex and has a berth length of 360m and operational draft of 20m with tide. Taking over from the Vishakhapatnam Port Trust on a Build-Own-Operate basis for 30 years, the terminal has an existing capacity of 24 MTPA.It is capable of berthing 200,000 DWT vessels and offers mechanized handling facilities ranging from wagon tippling, stacking and reclaiming through stackers, reclaimers and ship loaders.