Approach channel to the anchorage is 9.5 KM.
The anchorage is 6 nautical miles (NM) away from Bedi port, about 4 NM from New Bedi port and 2.5 NM from New Rozi Pier site. It can accommodate 17 ships at a time in the designated anchorage area. Approach to anchorage is through a channel which is 9.5 km. It dries up at most of the places during low waters. Lighters move from the Port to anchorage during high tide hours. The sailing time for lighters is about 2 hours from Port to anchorage.The anchorage is 6 nautical miles away from Bedi port Altitude: 22° 28' N, Longitude: 069° 05' E
Anchorage port not applicable.
Pilotage not compulsory, however, vessel are rendered by pilots whenever required. Vessel can anchor and sail any time after contacting VTS - Bedi over VHF channel 16. Navigational Aid: Piroton Light House, with Racon. Kalvan Light House. Storm signal is available day and night at the new port when required.
Admiralty Chart 43 & 1779
Varies from 1.024 to 1.027
Well connected with national road network.
Nearest Railway Station: Jamnagar.
Nearest Airport – Jamnagar-20 KM (Domestic) & Ahmedabad (International) 300 KM away from port.
PORT RADIO AND INFO SERVICE: VHF Channel 16.
Tropical and dry climate conditions. Temperature 30o C to 35o C during summer and 10 o C to 15 o C during winter. Southwest Monsoon 15 May to 15 September.
The region has dry tropical monsoon type of climate with an average rainfall of about 300 mm during July – September. The winter lasts from November to February when the climate is cool and dry and January is the coldest month. The summer (March – June) is dry and hot with May being the hottest month of the year. A strong WSW wind blows throughout the summer.
The predominant wind direction is west. Average wind velocity at Sikka increases from 45km/h in April to 55km/h during June-July and falls to 35 km/h in month of August. However, during occasional storms the wind velocity is observed to go up to 105km/h.
ISPS COMPLIANT: Yes. Level 2
DY. PFSO DETAILS
|PFSO / PORT OFFICER||PORT CONTACT|
|Capt. Banshiva Ladva
|GMB PORT AUTHORITY|
|E-MAIL: email@example.com||Tel: (O): +91-2892-262001 / 02|
|TIDE DETAILS||HEIGHT ABOVE CHART DATAM|
|Highest Recorded Tide (HHWOST)||6.19 Meters|
|Mean High Water Spring (HWOST)||5.49 Meters|
|Mean High Water Neap (HWONT)||4.27 Meters|
|Mean Low Water Spring (LWONT)||1.22 Meters|
|Mean Low Water Spring (LWOST)||0.59 Meters|
Except few NATIONAL HOLIDAYS port is operational round the clock throughout entire year.
No port heath office at Sikka port hence in normal case free pratique will be granted by customs boarding officer after boarding the vessel, if vessel comes from yellow fever area within last 30 days then PHO Kandla will board vessel and grant free pratique.
Possible. After Immigration and Customs clearance, crew members can be repatriated by Air / Train to Mumbai.
|Coal||8000 MT day|
|Dap||7000 MT day|
|Fertilizer||6000 MT day|
|Pet coke||8000 MT day|
|Rock phosphate||7000 MT day|
|Sulphur||7000 MT day|
|Urea||7000 MT day|
|Limestone||8000 MT day|
|boxite||8000 MT day|
Anchorage port not applicable.
1. Speed boat (Under ISPS) : 1
2. Tug Pirotan- 4000bhp- 35T BP
3. Tug Gurjari- 1880 bhp- 15T BP
4. Tugs above 350 bhp- 03 Nos.
Tugs, Barges and floating cranes.
Export: Bauxite, Sulphur and Pet coke. Import Fertilizers and coal.
In the dry area Open Warehouses:
|SR. NO.||WAREHOUSE||TOTAL AREA|
|1||1 no. of transit shed is available at Bedi port||930 sq. meter|
|2||1 no. at New Port are available.||4870 sq. meter|
|3||6 nos. of covered storage godowns at Bedi Port||6455 sq. meter|
|4||28 nos. of godowns are available at New Bedi Port.||15,120 sq. meter|
Cargo loading / discharging is carried out at anchorage using ship’s gears from / into Barges. Lighters move from the Port to anchorage during high tide hours. The sailing time for lighters is about 2 hours from Port to anchorage.
COAL & FERTILIZER DISCHARGE
Discharge rate is approx. 8000-10000 MT per weather working day subject to working of all hooks and placement of sufficient barges along side.
BAUXITE, SULPHUR AND PET COKE LOADING
Bauxite, Sulphur and Pet Coke – Loading rate is approx. 8000-10000 MT per weather working day subject to working of all hooks and feeding of cargo from shore.