Essar Ports Limited (EPL) develops and operates ports and terminals. It is one of the largest private sector port companies in India by capacity and throughput. It is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE).
Essar Ports develops and operates ports and terminals for handling liquid, dry bulk, break bulk and general cargo. It has an existing aggregate capacity of 120MTPA across facilities located at Vadinar and Hazira in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India and one dry bulk export terminal at Paradip in the state of Orissa and two iron ore berths in outer harbor of Visakhapatnam Port in the state of Andhra Pradesh on the east coast of India.
The facilities at Vadinar and Hazira are used primarily for the receipt of raw materials such as crude oil, iron ore / pellets, limestone, dolomite and coal, and for the despatch of finished goods such as petroleum products and steel products. The facilities at Paradip are used for handling dry bulk cargo while in Visakhapatnam for the dispatch of iron ore.
The company is in the process of increasing its aggregate ports capacity to 214 MTPA with expansion of the Hazira facility from 30 MTPA at present to 50 MTPA; a new 20MTPA dry bulk terminal at Salaya in Gujarat; an18 MMTPA coal import terminal at Paradip in Orissa and expanding iron ore terminals consisting of three berths from 16 MTPA to 32 MTPA at Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh and a 20 MMTPA Coal Terminal in the Port of Beira, Mozambique.
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