Dhamra Port in India processes its first steel related shipment

Monday, 23 April 2018 23:18:06 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to a press release, steel handling at the Dhamra Port in India started with the receipt of the content from Tata Steel’s Kalnga Nagar plant via rail in mid-April. The 6,000 mt load of steel coil was the first and is expected to be followed with product from other regional steel plants operated by such companies as JSPL, Bhusan Steel, JSW, and GAIL. The port is expected to move steel for domestic destinations on coastal routes to South and West India as well as ASEAN countries.

The industrial park and port expansion announced in early April 2018 as part of the Phase II expansion will make Dhamra India’s largest port. It is located in the Bhadrak district, Odisha, India, on the shore of the Bay of Bengal about seven kilometers from the old port of Dhamra. A 62 km single-track railway line links the port to Bhadrak/ Ranital, and it received its first commercial vessel in 2011.

The port was taken over by Adani Port in June 2014. Dhamra is one of the deep draft ports of India with a draft of 18 meters, which can accommodate super cape-size vessels up to 180,000 DWT.

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