Essar Ports’ Salaya Terminal registers 160% cargo growth in Q1
August 7, 2019: Essar Ports’ 20 MTPA Essar Bulk Terminal Salaya Ltd (EBTSL) has registered a cargo throughput of 1.3 MT (million tonnes) in the quarter ended June 30, 2019.
August 7, 2019: Essar Ports’ 20 MTPA Essar Bulk Terminal Salaya Ltd (EBTSL) has registered a cargo throughput of 1.3 MT (million tonnes) in the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The performance marks a 160 percent growth in cargo handling over the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.
At 1.3 MT, EBTSL also registered the best throughput achieved since it was commissioned in 2018.
EBTSl operates the deepest draft terminal in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region.
With the terminal integrated 1,200 MW power plant (Essar Power Gujarat) resuming operations, EBTSL is hopeful of a significant boost to its topline and cargo throughput in the subsequent quarters this year. The integrated Salaya Power Plant requires ~4 MMT of coal every year.
The Salaya Port Terminal, the first deep-draft terminal in Saurashtra, has been designed to berth up to Capesize vessels. It is capable of handling commodities like coal, bauxite, limestone, fertiliser, etc. and has the flexibility to both import and export cargo. The mechanised stockyard integrated with Salaya Port Terminal is 50 km from Jamnagar (towards Okha Highway) and is well connected with the Jamnagar-Okha State Highway.
Essar Ports is focussed on enhancing cargo throughput and ramping up capacity and contributing meaningfully to the government of India’s ambitious target of developing 3,130 MT of port capacity in the country by 2020.
Essar has a liquid terminal in the UK and a coal terminal which is in development stage at Mozambique’s Beira port.