Commercial operations of Phase – I commenced on 6th May, 2011. The Port has commissioned two dry bulk berths (one for imports and the other for exports/coastal movement) along with fully mechanized bulk material handling system, capable of handling two Capesize vessels drawing a draft up to 17.50 m.
During Phase – I, the Port is capable of handling 12 MTPA of imported dry bulk cargo and 13 MTPA of dry bulk cargo for exports/coastal movement. The Port currently has capacity to store about 1.0 million MT of coal and limestone and over 1.20 million MT of iron ore.
The cargo handling plant has been designed to achieve discharge rates of over 50,000 MT/day for coal and load rates of over 40,000 MT/day for iron ore. The Bulk Material Handling System is also capable of loading rakes in 1.25 hours and unloading fully loaded rakes in 3 hours.
For Exports
Stacker-Reclaimers 2 x 5000 / 3750 TPH
Reclaimer 1 x 5000 TPH
Wagon Tippler 2 x 1875 TPH
Ship Loader 1 x 5000 TPH
For Imports
Ship unloaders 2 x 2800 TPH
Stacker-Reclaimers 2 x 5500 / 3750 TPH
Rail Loading facility 1 x 3500 TPH
Port Operations Port User Section Location of Dhamara