Essar Ports | Paradip



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Cross Country Industry Integrated Conveyor System

Gateway for Dry Bulk Exports in Paradip Port

Integrated solutions enhancing competitiveness of industry and nation

Paradip Port is the second largest cargo handling port in India and amongst 13 major ports.  It is located in Odisha at a latitude of 200 15’ 55.44” N and longitude of 860 40’ 34.62” E. The port is situated at a distance of 210 nautical miles from Kolkata and 260 nautical miles from Visakhapatnam, the other two major ports in the eastern region of the country.

Paradip Port is strategically located in the Bay of Bengal in close proximity with China, Japan, Myanmar and the rest of the South East Asian region. It is also the nearest deep water port for the entire east and north-east part of the country.

Our Paradip terminal is an all-weather mechanised terminal which has state-of-the-art infrastructure with the highest loading rate among the iron ore handling terminals at the Paradip Port Trust. The Paradip mechanised facility handles dry bulk cargo by way of export and is the primary export channel for AM/NS India, Paradip pellet plant, via a fully mechanised conveyor system from the plant.  

The 16 MMTPA all-weather deep-draft terminal in Paradip Port, Odisha, is strategically located in the Bay of Bengal in close proximity to China, Japan, Myanmar and the rest of the southeast-Asian region. With a 9.2km conveyor, the facility connects the pellet plant to the berthing facility catering to pellet plant exports.

The terminal can handle vessels up to 105,000 DWT and can export dry bulk cargo through a mechanized handling system. The terminal has the highest loading rate among iron ore handling terminals of Paradip Port Trust (~100,000 Tonnes per day) for which it has received appreciation. The project won the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI) India award in 2013 for project excellence.

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Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip Limited,
Near IFFCO gate, Udayabata,
Dist: Jagatsinghpur,
Odisha | India |

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The Gateway to Eastern India’s iron ore belt

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Integrated solutions that enhances competitiveness of not just the industry, but also the N ation

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Fully mechanised cargo reclaiming, conveyor and ship loading system

  • Facilities
  • Services
  • Connectivity
  • Milestone
  • Awards
  • Certification
BERTH facilities

230-metre-long mechanised berth that can handle Panamax / Kamsarmax vessels

Industry integrated facilities

9.2 km mechanised cross-country conveyor system integrating 12 MMTPA AMNS pellet plant to Paradip Port


1 x 4,500 TPH ship loader


2 x 2,500 TPH

Cargo is loaded through a mechanised ship loading system. It is reclaimed from the stockyard through reclaimers and conveyed to the ships via high-speed conveyors.

Dust suppression systems are installed at various locations in the stockyard and the conveyor system to moisten cargo, and reduce any fugitive dust emissions.

The Paradip Port offers various services such as pilotage, tugging, mooring, etc.


Paradip Port is connected via road to all major industrial centres through Cuttack. Cuttack is around 90 km from Paradip Port and is connected to it via NH 5A. The port is also connected to Bhubaneswar via Cuttack by the state highway SH 12.


Paradip Port rail network is a part of the East Coast railway system and is connected to the hinterland via Cuttack by a double line with electrified rail link. A new 82 km line connecting Haridaspur and Paradip has also been commissioned for transporting iron ore.


The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar, 130 kms from Paradip.


  • As of March 31, 2021 cumulative cargo handling crossed 25 MMT since commissioning.
  • As of March 31, 2021 cumulative ships handled at the terminal crossed 440 since commissioning.


  • Received the Maritime Standard Awards for ‘Environmental Excellence’.
  • Record loading of ~5.0 MMT of cargo in FY 2019-20.


  • 105,000 MT of cargo loaded in MV Ishwari, making it the largest parcel of goods.


  • EBTPL Terminal loaded 100,000 MT of IOP in MV Shravan within 24 hours of commencement.


  • Awarded the Dun and Bradstreet Infra awards 2014 under the Port Project Category for exemplary performance.


  • First Baby Cape MV KISHORE berthed at EBTPL berth, the first time such a large vessel berthed at the Paradip Port Trust.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) India confers the project with award for Project Excellence.


  • Fully mechanised berth and the project is commissioned.
  • One-of-a-kind which links industry from outside port through a cross-country conveyor.
  • First parcel was loaded in vessel MV Spy Lyra.


  • Agreement signed between Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip Limited and Paradip Port Trust for license of conversion of CQ 3 berth from conventional to mechanised.
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) for Conversion of Central Quay-III berth into a mechanised berth for a period of 10 years, extendable for a further period of 5 years, issued by the Paradip Port Trust.
  • Essar emerges as the successful bidder for the tender.


  • Paradip Port Trust invites bids for conversion of CQ-III berth into mechanised berth at Paradip Port for a period of 10 years, renewable for a period of 5 years, through an open tender.
Awards Received
  • Golden Bird Excellence Awards for Environment Protection - Platinum – 2018
  • Smart Terminal Award from Maritime Gateway – Smart Logistics Summit Awards – 2018
  • Greentech Environment Awards for Environment Management – 2018 (Silver)
  • Exceed Awards in Environment Preservation – Platinum Award 2017
  • Golden Peacock Environment Management Award in 2016
  • Fame Excellence Awards in Safety – 2016
  • Fame Excellence Awards in Environment Management – 2016
  • Greentech Safety Awards – 2016
  • 4th Annual Greentech CSR Award 2015 in the Silver Category in the Service Sector – For the establishment of a one-of-its-kind Tele-Ophthalmic Vision Centre in the Biju Memorial Hospital, Paradip for its relevance, design, innovation, implementation and overall impact on the community.
  • 15th Annual Greentech Environment Award in the Silver Category in the Service Sector – For demonstrating commitment to environment management and best practices. It recognizes the exemplary operations, systems and the evidence of their impact to business vitality.
  • Dun and Bradstreet Infra awards 2014 under the Port Project Category – For exemplary performance for the project.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) India award for Project excellence in 2013.
Certified by IRQS for
  • ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001:2015 – Environment Management Systems
  • ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

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