Jaigarh Port can now handle Capesize vessels

April 16, 2015 9:57 am Published by

Maiden call today

JSW Jaigarh Port is now a Cape-compliant port, with the maiden Capesize vessel, MV Indian Friendship, scheduled to call at the facility on Thursday, April 16, 2015, according to an official release.

The JSW Jaigarh Port team is excited and fully geared up to discharge the cargo from this first Capesize vessel, which will be calling at the port with 160,000 tonnes of steam coal. A brief function has been planned to mark the occasion.

The team is confident of discharging the cargo successfully and, thereby, adding another feather to its cap. Not one to rest on its laurels, JSW Jaigarh Port will continue striving to excel in its operations in the times to come, the release stressed.

JSW Jaigarh Port has been operational for 7 years as a deepwater, multi-cargo, greenfield facility on the western coast of Maharashtra. It has achieved many milestones during this period, through advanced operational efficiencies and capabilities. The stakeholders have reposed faith in the port and encouraged the team to strive further for excellence.

The growth and business opportunities have also endorsed the management’s decision to expand by way of constructing additional berths, increasing depths, extending the breakwater, bringing in additional material handling systems, etc.

Recently, the port was dredged to cater to 18-m draught vessels. Further dredging is under progress to shortly enable the berthing of Capesize vessels up to draught of 18.5 m.

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