The company leverages technology to develop environment-friendly and efficient handling systems to increase climate resilience.
Maintaining Coastal Ecosystems
Essar Ports has taken the lead in preserving coastal and marine habitats to save some of the most productive, yet threatened, ecosystems in the world.
The company’s efforts are aimed at efficient waste management with minimal impact on the environment.
Sustainable water management efforts have enabled the company to advance its efforts to become water-positive.
Optimising water consumption for horticulture through sprinkler systems and drip irrigation in greenbelts.
Reducing air pollution through sprinkler systems and a high-rise fogging system
Reducing carbon footprint by supplying shore power to marine crafts
Vizag Terminal tied up with Port Trust for solar power – efforts for transition to green operations.
~12.75 acres developed as a green belt by Vizag Terminal with 9,750 trees and 14,400 shrubs.
Salaya Terminal has planted ~580,000 mangrove trees which has helped sequester 74,954 MT carbon.
Pioneering Green Technologies:
Integrated mechanised systems comprising wagon tipplers, stackers and reclaimers, ship loaders and unloaders.
Deeper drafts leading to economies of scale and bigger parcels, and reducing carbon footprint of shipping.
Covered and closed conveyors to avoid dust pollution.
Advanced Cold-fog system that creates 1-15 microns droplet size through ruby-orifice nozzles. Typical water sprinklers have droplet size of 100-250 microns.
Dust separation and water sprinkler systems in transport corridors and stockyards.
Systems to eliminate spillages along conveyor corridors.
Minimal human intervention enhancing safety and security.
VFD technology to reduce power consumption for conveyor movement of cargo.
Maintaining Coastal Ecosystems
These productive, yet endangered, ecosystems include estuaries and coastal waters, and lands that have sensitive habitats, marine sanctuaries, national parks, aquaculture, fisheries, and tourism activities.
Coastal and marine ecosystems are intimately linked to climate and atmospheric conditions. Any variations can strongly impact them, and the economies that depend on them. Informed and responsible stewardship of marine and coastal biodiversity is critical to the survival of many endangered species.
Considering that mangroves play a key role in not just nurturing marine biodiversity, but also protecting the coral reefs and coasts (from storms and salty winds), Essar Ports has launched many initiatives towards mangroves protection.
500 Ha mangrove plantation by Hazira Terminal in Jambusar and Bharuch in Gujarat.
100 Ha mangrove plantation by Hazira Terminal in Suva and Nada villages in Gujarat.
28 Ha Mangrove preserved by Hazira Terminal in close vicinity of operations.
Hume pipes installed to allow natural flushing of the mangrove area.
175 ha mangrove plantation by Salaya Terminal.
Industrial waste (oil, greases and scrap) is segregated and stored at designated locations.
Collection points have been set up at all locations with proper signages on waste material handling.
The segregated waste is sent to authorised vendors.
Hazira Terminal has installed sprinkler systems and a high-rise fogging system to reduce water consumption.
Developed sprinkler systems in garden areas and drip irrigation in greenbelts to optimise water consumption for horticulture.
Salaya Terminal has undertaken several water conservation projects for local communities, like pond deepening, repairing and construction of check dams, rooftop rainwater harvesting structures in schools, etc.
Developed sump pits to collect rainwater and improve ground water levels.