COORDINATES

APPROACH / ENTRANCE CHANNEL

LENGTH: Maximum 2466 Meters

WIDTH: 60 Meters

DEPTH: 22 Meters

TURNING BASIN

Dia: Meters: 610 Meters Depth: 21 Meters

BREAK WATERS

North & South

ANCHORAGES

Waiting area available outside breakwater

GENERAL BERTH RESTRICTION

NO. OF BERTH: 29 Berths. LOA: minimum 150 Meters, maximum 300 Meters. BEAM: minimum 18.75 Meters, maximum 50.0 Meters. DRAFT: minimum 8.50 Meters, maximum 18.1 Meters.

PILOTAGE & NIGHT NAVIGATION

24 Hours navigation facility is available

NAVIGATION CHART

BA 239 and INDIAN 3012 / 3002

WATER DENSITY

1021

UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE

1 Metre.

DETAILS OF BUOYS

IALA BUOYAGE SYSTEM REGION-A

INFRASTRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION

Road, Rail and Air service: Port is well connected by National Highway No.5

Nearest Airport: Domestic / International -Visakhapatnam (VTZ)

Port radio and Info service: Visakhapatnam Port Control, 156.8 Mhz, Channel 16/12

Reply & safety 156.6 Mhz, Working round the clock.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Visakhapatnam has a tropical climate. Monsoons are experienced from July to October.

Cyclonic depressions occur regularly during monsoon season.

PORT REGULATIONS

ISPS COMPLIANT: Yes.

PFSO DETAILS

Capt Pradeep Mohanty

Deputy Conservator

TEL : 00-91-891-2875500

MOB : 00-91-9603123449

TIDAL DATA

Semi-diurnal tides, with two highs & two lows experienced each day. Avg tidal range is approx 1.0 - 1.2 mtrs.

PORT WORKING HOURS

Cargo operation: Port working 24 hrs / 7 days with no holidays.

SHIFT TIMINGS RECESS HOURS
1st Shift 0600-1400 0800-0830
2nd Shift 1400-2200 1800-1830
3rd Shift 2200-0600 0200-0230

PORT HEALTH OFFICE

Available

MAIN CARGOES

Coal , Fertilizer , Sulphuric acid , Crude oil , LPG , Styrene monomer , Steel billets , Bitumen , Ammonia , Rock phosphate , Alumina (bulk) , Phosphoric acid , Caustic soda , Bagged sugar , Iron ore , Rice bran , Manganese ore , Pig iron , Steel plates , Coking coal , Sulphur , Molten Sulphur , Steel rebars , Project and equipment cargo , Dap , Mop , Map , Hot rolled coils , Cold rolled coils , POL products , Chemicals ,

REPATRIATION

Possible for all nationals except Pakistani

FRESH WATER

Available

STORE / PROVISIONS :

WORKSHOP

Available

BUNKERS

Available

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Available

SLOP DISCHARGE

No Facility

CASH TO MASTER

Available

BERTHING POLICY/PRIORITY

Berths OB-1/OB-2: Only one vessel loads at a time. (1 Loader).

1 berth is allotted for Coastal cargo vessel in case there is no coastal or government priority vessels then project/steel cargo will be accomodated on seniority basis.

5 berths are alloted to Priority groups 2 berth for higher productivity, 24 hours 13500 mt and above 7000/5500 MT above priority.

Steel carrying vessel will be alloted one berth and general export and Import 5 berths.

PRIORIOTY GROUP: Berthing criteria for priority vessels - 2 vessels that gurarantee highter productivity, one vessel gurantee complete Cargo operation within 24 hours, one vessel gurantee day output of 13500 MT, one vessel that can achieve a minimum output of 7000 MTs (bulk cargo) / 5500 MTs (unitized cargo), one berth for steel vessels and 5 berths are under general category.

the berth under under priority will be allotted to vessels handling project cargo and other cargoes on first come-first serve basis. These groups are irrespective of import or export cargo, bulk or break bulk cargo except 5500 MT Group which is only for breakbulk cargo ships excluding timber logs vessels.

PORT NORMS

CARGOS PERFORMANCE-DAY
Coal 20000 MT day
Fertilizer 9000 MT day
Sulphuric acid 9600 MT day
Crude oil 96000 MT day
LPG 14400 MT day
Styrene monomer 9600 MT day
Steel billets 3000 MT day
Bitumen 4800 MT day
Ammonia 12000 MT day
Rock phosphate 5000 MT day
Alumina (bulk) 18000 MT day
Phosphoric acid 12000 MT day
Caustic soda 9600 MT day
Bagged sugar 3000 MT day
Iron ore 25000 MT day
Rice bran 4800 MT day
Manganese ore 5000 MT day
Pig iron 8000 MT day
Steel plates 4000 MT day
Coking coal 30000 MT day
Sulphur 5000 MT day
Molten Sulphur 9600 MT day
Steel rebars 2500 MT day
Project and equipment cargo 900 MT day
Dap 5000 MT day
Mop 5000 MT day
Map 5000 MT day
Hot rolled coils 7000 MT day
Cold rolled coils 6000 MT day
POL products 14400 MT day
Chemicals 8400 MT day

BERTH INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

Draft: Arrival and Departure: 17.20 Metres. LOA: 300 / 350 Metres.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Berths OB-1/OB-2: Only one vessel loads at a time. (1 Loader).

Max. Air Draft at Outer Harbour 17 Metres.

Max. Air Draft at Outer Harbour 17 Metres.

Inner Harbour: Permissible inner harbour entry draft will be reduced proportionally for corresponding increase in LOA or beam

 

OTHER FACILITIES

Marine surveyors.

Fumigation services.

Pollution & oil spill control system.

Firefighting services.

Ship repairs.

Firefighting services.

Floating crane through private parties.

Steel floating dry dock - The existing steel floating dry dock caters to the need of the Port Crafts as well as outside organisations and having a capacity to accommodate all vessels of following parameters: LOA maximum up to 100 metres; Breadth maximum up to 17 metres; Draft maximum up to 4.5 metres; Lift displacement maximum up to 2500 tonnes.

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS

PORT EQUIPMENTS

Description Capacity Availability in Nos.
Electric Wharf Cranes 20 T 4
Harbour Mobile Cranes 100 T 4
Locos ( General Traffic) 1350 HP 4
Locos (General Traffic) 3100 HP 3
Locos (General Traffic ) Hired 1350 HP 3
Floating crane (Bheema) 106 T cap 1
Floating crane (Hanuman) 50 T cap 1

PRIVATE EQUIPMENTS

04 SHORE CRANES AVAILABLE

MAIN CARGO HANDLING

Coal, Fertilizers, Gypsum, Bauxite, Manganese Ore, DAP, MOP, Rock Phosphate, POL Products, Cruide Oil, Casutic Soda, Sulphuric Acid, Phosphoric Acid & Other Chemicals. Export: Steel Cargoes, Alumina Powder, Stone Aggregates, Iron Ore, Rice,CP Coke etc

 

WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE

Type of Storage Port Other agencies
1). Covered storage.    
a) Transit Sheds 20,494 m2 -
b) Storage Sheds 31,422 m2 699,954 Tonnes
c) Ware Houses 10,482 m2 66,230 Tonnes
d) Silos - -
2). Open Area 1,553,168 m2 75,134 + 368,668 m2
3). Containers    
a) Open - 4,000 TEUs + 1,500 ground slots
b) Covered - 100-125 TEUs
4). Liquid Storage    
a) Crude Oil - 404,757 tonnes
b) Products - 639,496 tonnes+ 105,650 KL
c) Chemicals - 97,500 tonnes + 72,748 KL
d) L.P. Gas - ,000 tonnes (spheres) + 60,000 tonnes (cavern)

LOAD / DISCHARGE FACILITY SPECIFICATION

  BERTH PURPOSE
1 ORE BERTH - OB1 & OB2 To load Iron Ore onto Panamax and Cape Size vessels.
2 O.S.T.T. [Offshore tanker terminal] To discharge Crude Oil a/c HPCL
3 G.C.B. [General Cargo Berth]  To discharge part cargo of Coking Coal to permissible drafts ex Handymax and Panamax vessels. 
4 N.O.M [New Oil Mooring] For transhipment of oil from Mother vessels into Daughter vessels.
5 Visakha Container Terminal Captive for handling Container vessels.
6 LPG Jetty To handle petroleum products.
7 Channel Berth For idling purpose and to handle small vessels with own gears.   

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