Essar Ports has announced the commissioning of its 16 million metric tonnes per annum dry bulk terminal at Paradip in Odisha, taking the aggregate handling capacity of the company to 104 million tonnes.

“This is our first project on the east coast and is a modern facility with best-in-class capabilities.

“The terminal will help achieve better handling rates, improve efficiencies with faster turnaround time for ships and would benefit the Paradip Port and its customers,” said Rajiv Agarwal, Managing Director.

The project involved upgradation and mechanisation of the existing 230 meter-long CQ3 berth at Paradip with installation of a fully mechanised ship loading system with a capacity of 5,000 tonnes per hour Essar Ports said in a statement.

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