The MoEF has accorded approval for the All Weather Deep Draft Coal Berth at Paradip port (Orissa) that has been awarded to Essar Ports.
The coal berth project was awarded to Essar on BOT basis on a 30 year concession. Now, the company has received formal intimation from the Paradip Port Trust to commence mobilization towards construction activities. The company will build a mechanised berth of 370 mtrs length. This would give the facility an effective handling capability of 14 to 18 million tpa. This project is a part of Paradip Port Trust’s plans towards mechanisation of coal imports.