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Gangavaram Port
The second port coming up in Vizag.

Gangavaram Beach - The location of the upcoming port.



Location
Gangavaram Port is centrally located along the East Coast of India around the Latitude 17° 37' N and Longitude 83° 14' E, about 15 kms south of Visakhapatnam Port.

The coast forms a bay between Yarada Hill at north and Mukkoma Hill at south. A creek in between these two hills forms Balacheruvu Lagoon, where the natural port of Gangavaram is being developed.








Advantages
  • Located at Visakhapatnam, the industrial nerve center of Andhra Pradesh
  • Deepest Port in India (21m), capable of handling super cape vessel up to 200,000 DWT
  • Logistics & freight advantage due to larger vessel sizes
  • Well connected to National and Regional Rail & Road network
  • Over 2800 acres of uninhabited backup area for transit storage and blending
  • 24 x 7 - Marine and Cargo operations
  • State of the art cargo handling equipment
  • Fastest turnaround of vessels
  • Most environmental friendly port
  • No pre-berthing delays
  • Proximity to major industrial and mineral belts of eastern and central India




Phase 1 Development

  • 5 berths (Iron-ore 1; Coal 1; Multipurpose 3)
  • Fully Mechanised Coal handling system for handling vessels up to 200,000 DWT
  • Fully Mechanised Iron ore loading system for handling vessels up to 200,000 DWT
  • Modern Harbour Mobile Cranes for other bulk and break bulk cargoes
  • Excellent Rail and Road connectivity to the hinterland
  • Mechanised Wagon loading and Wagon tippling system
  • Vast open storage and covered transit sheds for bulk and break bulk cargoes


Port Connectivity



  • Rail: 2.3 kms Rail link, under development, connects the port to the main broad gauge national network of Chennai – Visakhapatnam – Howrah rail corridor, giving access to whole of Northern and Southern India.
  • Road: An excusive 4-lane expressway, already established, connects the port with the National Highway No.5 running from Chennai to Kolkata, connecting the port to the entire national road network.


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Phase 1 of the port nearing completion....


Project Appraisal and Financial Closure Completed
Commencement of Construction December 2005
Iron Ore Berth Construction and Fittings Completed
Coal Berth Construction and Fittings Completed
South and North Breakwaters May 2008
Other General Cargo Berths May 2008
Delivery of Coal Unloaders,Iron Ore Loader and Mobile Harbor Cranes Delivered
Completion of Stackyard May 2008
Phased Commissioning of the Port June /July 2008
 

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Port has started handling operations.


Berthing of the first ship at the new port






Second vessel


Third vessel


Fourth Vessel

 

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Phase 1 of the port nearing completion....


Project Appraisal and Financial Closure Completed
Commencement of Construction December 2005
Iron Ore Berth Construction and Fittings Completed
Coal Berth Construction and Fittings Completed
South and North Breakwaters May 2008
Other General Cargo Berths May 2008
Delivery of Coal Unloaders,Iron Ore Loader and Mobile Harbor Cranes Delivered
Completion of Stackyard May 2008
Phased Commissioning of the Port June /July 2008
nice thread and great pics. Thanks @Luckystreak.
 

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Mega plan for industrial corridor
Kakinada, May 19: The government plans to spent Rs 20,000 crore to develop ‘linkages’ for the industrial corridor between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam. These include roads, railways, airports, ports and other external infrastructure.

The proposal has got the nod of the Centre a few days ago. Under this project, a 138 km-long coastal corridor will be built between Kakinada Port and Gangavaram Port (near Vizag) with six-lane roads and pipeline corridor at a cost of Rs 1,062 crore. In the subsequent phases the link road will be converted into an eight-lane road by spending Rs 875 crore.

As part of the programme, the present Asian Development Bank-sponsored road will be converted as a four-lane road between Kathipudi and Kakinada Port in an extent of 51.07 km. In addition to this, the National Highway 214 will be developed into four-lane road from the present two-lane at a cost of Rs 260 crore. Later, it will be developed into a six-lane road at a cost of Rs 387 crore.As part of the industrial corridor development, the existing NH 5 will be developed into six-lane road for 190 km between Rajahmundry and Visakhapatnam.

... A rail link of 26 km will be taken up at a cost of Rs 102 crore between APSEZ and Gangavaram.For the provision of rail freight stations and for Gangavaram Port logistics Rs 730 crore will be utilised.

... authorities are allocating Rs 2,640 crore for developing airports in the region. This would include the development of the new Visakhapatnam International Airport with Rs 2,000 crore and the upgradation of Rajahmundry airport at Rs 120 crore. These proposals were discussed at a meet held recently by the Infrastructure Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh with allied departments.
cool. we can expect a lot of buzz from Gangavaram port in the years to come ...
 

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great job.
i think the port is a part of the proposed industrial mega corridor between vizag and kakinada with an investment of 1,86,000 crores ~ 46.5 billion dollars. if we get more updates on the corridor we might just have the need for a seperate thread.
 

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URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2008/05/30/stories/2008053055190800.htm
Waltair Railway division expects a bonanza
Gangavaram port all set for inauguration

VISAKHAPATNAM: With the country’s deepest major private port – Rs.2,000-crore Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL) -- all set for inauguration in the next few weeks the Waltair division of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) is waiting for the bonanza as it expects 25 per cent increase in freight movement in the coming years...

Sources said the Waltair division, one of the highest revenue earners in freight movement in the country, fetched about Rs.2,500 crores during 2007-08 moving about 40 million tonnes of iron ore, coking coal, iron pellets etc. to various agencies including the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP). As the VSP would be the main beneficiary of the GPL which is hardly one k.m. from the plant, the Waltair division wants to utilise the opportunity to the maximum in increasing freight movement.

“We already have two lines to VSP and connectivity for about 0.8 km. has been given to the GPL,” sources said pointing out that even if the five berth port (two exclusively for VSP) in the first phase is inaugurated the actual increase in the cargo movement would be felt only in 2009-10 onwards. Currently, the VSP, with its three million production capacity per annum of hot metal, imports 3-3.5 mt of raw materials, mainly coking coal from Australia, limestone, boiler coal and iron ore pellets. The material is discharged at the Visakhapatnam port in the inner harbour and brought to the plant by rail. It is estimated that the plant spends Rs.120 crore-130 crore a year on rail freight. Besides the railways would benefit more as the VSP would shift its export of steel products to the GPL from the present Visakhapatnam port.

Another advantage: Another great advantage with the Gangavaram port is that it has the deepest draft in the country (21 metres) as against the 11-12 m of the inner harbour at the Visakhapatnam port. Therefore, it is possible to handle only smaller vessels (50,000-70,000 tonnes) in the inner harbour at the Vizag main port. On the other hand, it is stated, even 2 lakh-DWT (dead weight tonnage) vessels can be handled at the Gangavaram port. This enables the plant to import coking coal and other raw materials in greater volumes at a time...
wow!
 

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URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2008/06/20/stories/2008062060690500.htm
Gangavaram port is likely to come on stream in August
Four of the five berth in the Greenfield port ready
HYDERABAD: The new port at Krishnapatnam on the eastern coast, about 40 km from Nellore, became operational on Thursday with three out of its four berths being opened for regular traffic of cargo/container ships...

Manmohan Singh, Secretary, Infrastructure & Investment, said here on Thursday that the 4th berth too would be opened soon. Over Rs. 2,000 crores was invested by the private developer in the project thus far, he said. The new port, that will transform the economy around Nellore, will be formally dedicated to the nation by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on July 17...

Dr. Singh said four out of the five berths planned for another greenfield port developed at Gangavaram near Visakhapatnam were ready and it was expected to be operational in August to handle coal and iron ore...
 

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Limits of the Gangavaram port icreased
Hyderabad, Aug 29: The government has favoured the Ganga-varam Port Limited by extending its limits and by denotifying another proposed port at nearby Mutyalammapalem. Mutyalammapalem now falls within the extended southern limits of the Gangavaram port.

Officials said this would benefit GPL since Mutyalammapalem could not be notified again as a separate port. The company need not seek permissions to take up activities in the area. The Infrastructure and Investment department issued a GO increasing the limits of the Gangavaram port. It it also issued another GO denotifying Mutyalammapalem stating that much of its area would overlap with the new limits.

Sources said that GPL had strongly lobbied with the government for the two orders in the wake of several Congress leaders including a powerful minister from north coastal districts of the state eyeing the yet-to-be developed port. "The Mutyalammapalem port has locational advantage because of natural draft and it also has got more depth than Gangavaram which was chosen because of land availability," said a senior port official.

The government was also under pressure from a few industrial houses to allot Mutyalammapalem port for development, though the GPL agreement says that no port related activity should be taken up in 30 km on either side. "A minister even suggested that the government broker a deal between the company intending to develop Mutyalammapalem and GPL to enable this," sources said.
 

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Warburg Pincus buys 30% stake in new port in Andhra Pradesh

The cargo facilities at Gangavaram port, to be formally opened early next month, are fully mechanized


Bangalore: Private equity firm Warburg Pincus Llc. has invested around Rs150 crore for a 30% stake in India’s deepest port located at Gangavaram in Andhra Pradesh on the country’s eastern coast.
The Rs1,700 crore first phase of the new private port, located just 15km away from the Union government-owned Visakhapatnam port, started so-called trial operations in August. It will be formally inaugurated in the first week of October and have the capacity to handle 35 million tonnes (mt) of coal, iron ore, other bulk and general cargo a year.
Dropping anchor: Ships at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, the country’s busiest. However, Gangavaram is the deepest port with 20m depth which will help it handle bulk carriers of capacity up to 200,000 tonnes. Ashesh Shah / MintThe port has a water depth of up to 20m, deeper than any other port in the country, that will help it handle large bulk carriers with a cargo carrying capacity of up to 200,000 tonnes. Besides, the cargo handling facilities at Gangavaram are fully mechanized unlike many ports where loading and unloading is done manually.
Gangavaram Port Ltd, a company promoted by D.V.S. Raju, the co-founder of India’s fourth largest IT services firm Satyam Computer Services Ltd, won the deal from the Andhra Pradesh government to develop and operate the new port for 30 years beginning 2006.
A consortium of 13 banks led by State Bank of India has lent Rs1,200 crore to Gangavaram port for funding the phase one development of the project. The equity of around Rs500 crore has been contributed by Raju, the government of Andhra Pradesh and Warburg Pincus.
Raju, who was also founder-chairman of Hyderabad-based IT services firm VisualSoft Technologies Ltd, holds a 59% stake in the port company, while Andhra Pradesh government has a shareholding of 11%. Warburg Pincus holds 30% of the equity stake in Gangavaram Port Ltd, said a company executive who did not want to be named.

Warburg Pincus said it has invested in Gangavaram port, but declined to give details citing company policies and confidentiality clauses in the deal.
Gangavaram port has already poached a top customer from the rival Vizag port by signing on state-owned Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd that runs the
Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

Vizag Steel currently imports about 4mt a year of coking coal, limestone, thermal coal and other such raw materials for its steel plant through Vizag port. The imports will rise to at least 6mt a year after the steel maker doubles capacity to 6.3mt from 3 mt by October 2009.
Vizag Steel also exports about 100,000 tonnes a year of finished steel products to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, the UAE and the US through Vizag port.

“Gangavaram port has a long term understanding with Vizag Steel. The steel-maker will shift its entire imports and exports to Gangavaram port, saving upwards of Rs150 crores a year on logistic costs,” said the same executive mentioned earlier.

A Vizag Steel spokesman confirmed that it was shifting to the new port but declined to give details.

“At a depth of 20m, customers can export or import cargoes on bigger bulk carriers and save substantially on ocean freight due to economies of scale as larger quantities of cargo can be transported at a time,” said T.V. Shanbhag, a shipping expert who was till recently adviser (shipping) with Mumbai-based shipping company Mercator Lines Ltd.

Vizag Steel currently ships raw materials on handymax carriers (that can load up to 50,000 tonnes) because the depth at Vizag port cannot accommodate bigger vessels. The inner harbour of Vizag port, where most of its cargo handling berths are located, has a depth of 11m.

Vizag port plans to deepen the inner harbour to 14m to accommodate ships that can carry 73,000-75,000 tonnes of dry bulk commodities.
Still, it would be nowhere near the new port in terms of depth. Vizag port handled 64.60mt of cargo in the 12 months to March this year.
Being a port owned by the state government, the private operator of Gangavaram port is free to fix its own tariffs without consulting a regulator, whereas the rates for the 11 union government-owned ports including Vizag port are set by the Tariff Authority for Major Ports.

Gangavaram port would thus be able to fix competitive rates to attract customers.

Visakhapatnam is the industrial nerve centre of Andhra Pradesh and is regarded as the gateway for trade with China and the Asean region.
“Soon the port will initiate expansion plans by doubling the capacity of the coal terminal, developing a dedicated liquid bulk terminal and a container terminal,” said the executive.

This is part of the company’s plan to boost the port’s capacity to handle over 100mt of cargo a year by 2015 with an investment of around Rs7,000 crore.
 

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gangavaram port ready for inauguration

VISAKHAPATNAM: The state-of-the-art deep-water greenfield seaport at Gangavaram, near here, is all set to start operations.

The management of the private port plans to invite UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to inaugurate it probably in the first of next month.

The port lies between the Yarada Hills in the north and Mukkoma Hill in the south. A creek in between these two hills has the naturally- formed Balacheruvu Lagoon where the port of Gangavaram has been developed.

In the first phase the port will have five berths – one for iron ore, one for coal and three for multipurpose berths. The depth at the harbour is 19.5 metres. A mechanised coal and iron ore discharge system for vessel sizes up to 200,000 DWT has been put in place. A mechanised wagon loading and wagon tippling system, new-generation mobile harbour cranes for lifting bulk cargo, coal and iron ore stackyards with storage capacity of approximately 1 MMT each have been readied. An ultra-modern cargo handling system has been installed.

The port’s location has several advantages. It is very close to the national and State highways and a railway line passes closeby. A railway line connecting the Gangavaram port with the Chennai- Visakhapatnam-Howrah rail corridor has been laid. A research and development yard with six interchangeable lanes for receipt and dispatch of rakes is in place.

The distance from the port yard to the rail siding will be about 2.5 km. A 3.8-km-long four-lane expressway connects the port with the National Highway No. 5.............
 

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Gangavaram port inauguration likely in Nov

Vizag port waits for new chairman.

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Though the port has not been formally opened, it has already handled four, or more, vessels on a trial basis. Five berths are ready for operation in the first phase.
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Visakhapatnam, Oct. 29 Gangavaram port, built by a private consortium headed by D.S Raju and Co, is ready for inauguration, but the event is being delayed for the past few months, as the UPA Chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi, has to give a date for the function. It is now learnt that she may agree to inaugurate the port in November, probably in the first week itself.

According to Mr M. Venkata Ramana Rao, the State Minister for Ports, the date has not been fixed, but it may take place in November. Though the port has not been formally opened, it has already handled four, or more, vessels on a trial basis. Five berths are ready for operation in the first phase. The berths and the other infrastructure have been built at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore.

Gangavaram port, it is apprehended, will emerge as a major rival to the main Visakhapatnam port, which has already slipped to the second position ever since the last fiscal from a position of pre-eminence for seven successive years.

Vizag port has handled 33 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of the current financial year, surpassing the target, but still finishing behind Kandla, and the port has to face much tougher competition once the new port gets going fully. At such a critical time, the Vizag port is without a full-fledged chairman. Mr K.R Kishore demitted office last month and for more than a month the Deputy Chairman, Mr M.S Rao, has been officiating as the in-charge chairman.

Trade union leaders are critical of the delay in appointing the new chairman. Mr V.V Rama Rao, a member of the VPT and trade union leader, feels the Government should expedite matters and appoint the Chairman immediately. “It sends the wrong signals at a time when the port has to gear up fully and face the new port, if the Government delays the decision. There should not be laxity on any front,” he said.

The Government should do everything possible to protect the interests of the main port, he said.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/bline/2008/10/30/stories/2008103052072100.htm
 

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Gangavaram port waits for Sonia Gandhi to launch operations
VISAKHAPATNAM: The Gangavaram Port management is waiting eagerly for getting the consent of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for launching commercial operations even as it has handled a million tonne plus cargo ever since the first ship m.v. Timios Starros arrived on August 3, 2008.

The date of commissioning is getting delayed even as the scheduled commencement of operations was April 2008. “The Mumbai terror attacks and scaling up of security for Ms. Gandhi are also the reasons for the delay in getting a confirmed date from her. Delay or no delay, we are getting cargo vessels to keep us busy,” an official of Gangavaram Port Limited, told The Hindu.

Though the handling charges being a Greenfield port are higher than Visakhapatnam Port - the government run second best port in the country - Gangavaram Port is able to get bulk cargo due to its advantage being a fully mechanised futuristic port.

First phase

Of a Rs.1,700 crores investment in the first phase with a handling capacity of 35 million tonnes through five berths, a consortium of 13 banks led by SBI had lent a loan of Rs.1,200 crores to D.V.S. Raju-led group. In GPL, while Mr. Raju has 59 per cent stake, the State Government has been given 11 per cent equity in lieu of 2,800 acres it has been allotted. Visakhapatnam Port which is already losing committed cargo from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and other major industries due to competition posed by Gangavaram Port in the neighbourhood, is getting ready to augment its infrastructure after senior IAS officer Ajeya Kallam took over as its Chairman. “We are confident of facing the competition,” Mr. Kallam said. As part of its preparation, Visakhapatnam Port is developing night navigation, deepening of channels to handle bigger vessels and mechanised cargo handling.

Visakhapatnam Port is expected to finish second this year too having emerged as the frontrunner for seven years in a row till Kandla Port snatched away the top slot during last fiscal. According to trends, Kandla will retain the top position this year too with Visakhapatnam Port maintaining almost the same cargo handling figures of last financial year.

Visakhapatnam Port had handled 33.13 million tonnes during first half of 2008-09 as against 37.85 million tonnes by its arch-rival Kandla. During last fiscal, Visakhapatnam Port had recorded a throughput of 64.60 million tonnes.

Ambitious plans

Gangavaram Port management which wants to develop a gateway port to the world being the deepest multi-purpose port, has big plans. It is an all-weather port with a depth of 21 metres and capacity to handle Super Cape size vessels up to 200,000 DWT capacity. It can handle bulk, coal, iron ore, fertilizer, steel and wet cargo in future with its master plan envisaging construction of 29 berths with a capacity to handle 200 million tonnes throughput with single point mooring system to receive Very Large Cargo Vessels.
 

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Date:01/05/2009 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2009/05/01/stories/2009050158980300.htm
Gangavaram Port puts expansion plan on hold
Santosh Patnaik
It intends to focus first on winning the confidence of prospective clients
The satellite port has already completed its first phase, comprising five berths
As per the master plan, GPL will have 29 berths over a period of 50 years
VISAKHAPATNAM: Facing the impact of global slowdown, the Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL) is understood have decided to go slow on its expansion plan and instead focus on winning the confidence of prospective clients.

The satellite port, which commenced operations in August 2008, has already completed its first phase, comprising five berths, to achieve a cargo handling capacity of 35 million tonnes (mt). Due to market meltdown, slump in construction industry and lull in investment flow, the management wants to consolidate first and later shift to expansion mode. As per its master plan, GPL will have 29 berths over a period of 50 years.

Makes a mark: During 2008-09, it could make a mark on its first year of operation by handling 2.5 mt. According to reliable sources, the management wants to handle a throughput of 15 to 19 mt during current fiscal.

With an investment of Rs.1,800 crores during first phase, it has three multipurpose and one iron ore and coal berths with 24-hour mechanised handling facilities. Due to navigational channel and 21-metre draft, it can handle super cape ships with 2,00,000 DWT. There are plans to develop it into a world-class port with entire spectrum of cargoes and dedicated cargo-specific zones, a senior official said.

At present, it handles dry cargo and, in the master plan, a proposal is mooted to have marine oil terminal with single point mooring to allow Very Large Cargo Container vessels through sub-sea pipeline and tank form.

The port, which is yet to be commissioned formally, has attracted coking coal, thermal coal, iron ore, finished steel products from Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Jindal Steel, Steel Authority of India Limited...
 
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