Deep draft berths
Essar’s 50 MMTPA all-weather, deep draft bulk terminal is strategically located at the mouth of the Tapi estuary along the western side of the Hazira Peninsula in the Gulf of Khambat, Magdalla Port of the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). It is one of the closest ports to the land-locked northern and central Indian regions.
Hazira operates six deep draft berths with a total quay length of 1650m. It is connected by a ~7km navigation channel that enables the direct berthing of deep draft vessels. Marked by beacons and buoys, the channel has a bottom-width of 300m and a turning radius of 600m along the berth. It provides lighterage facilities which facilitates the berthing of cape-size and super cape vessels to achieve freight savings.
Hazira is integrated with the largest steel plant on the west coast and serves the rich industrial cluster along the west coast of India.
The 50 MMTPA all-weather, deep draft terminal is strategically located on the mouth of Tapi estuary along the western side of the Hazira Peninsula in the Gulf of Khambhat, under Magdalla Port of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). It is one of the closest ports to the landlocked northern and central Indian regions. The Terminal operates six deep draft berths with a total quay length of 1650m. The terminal is connected with a ~7km-long navigation channel enabling direct berthing of deep draft vessels. It also provides lighterage facilities enabling the customer to bring super cape and cape vessels and achieve savings of freight. The terminal has the capability of handling up-to cape size vessels. The terminal serves the rich industrial cluster of the west coast of India. The terminal is fully mechanized with four ship un-loaders and a conveyor system for discharging bulk cargo like iron ore, coal, coke and limestone.
Essar Bulk Terminal Limited,
Surat Hazira Road,
Gujarat | India
Strategically located to cater to northern, western and central India.
Expertise in iron ore; coal, coke and pet coke; limestone, clinker and other bulk cargo; finished steel and units; heavy lift and project cargoes, and containers.
Serving rich industrial hinterland of Hazira and North Western India
The 1650m deep water berth can handle three bulk vessels and three general cargo vessels.
4 x 2500 TPH gantry ship unloaders
178 hectares of back up land for the cargo storage.
Handling of all types of dry bulk cargo not limited to Iron Ore/ Pellets, Limestone and Dolomite, Thermal & Coking coal and Met Coke in the most efficient and eco-friendly manner
Hazira handles loading and unloading of break bulk cargo such as steel products – coils, plates, pipes for both export and domestic markets as well as project cargo
Dedicated Harbour Tugs are deployed for controlled movement of vessels in the navigational channel. A fleet of dredgers are continuously deployed to maintain the depth of the navigation channel and berth pocket area . Terminal pilots are available around the clock for pilotage services.
Hazira has a dedicated agency division for vessel clearance. The terminal also offers Vessel traffic monitoring through the Magdalla Port Authorities’ Vessel Traffic Monitoring Station (VTMS), that works through VHF channels 16 and 71. All vessels must report their arrival and departure to the VTMS. VHF channels 16 and 71 are guarded; other channels can be worked on request.
Sludge and garbage reception through authorised vendors is available on request.
The nearest airport is Surat, which is very well connected to the port.
Road connectivity to Hazira is provided by NH8, which runs from Delhi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad. The four-lane NH6 connects the Hazira region to the main trunk line or to NH8.
Hazira is located approximately 43km from the Mumbai-Delhi railway line via Vadodara. Rail connectivity to the port is under progress and alignment is being finalised.