MUMBAI: Essar Port is investing Rs 750 crore to enhance the capacity of its Hazira terminal to 50 million ton per annum from 30 million tons.
“The 550-metre berth of Essar Bulk Terminal Limited (EBTL) in Hazira is being expanded by a further 1,100 metres to accommodate the steady growth in cargo throughput at the port,” the company said in a statement.
With this, the total investment in Hazira port will increase to Rs 3,200 crore.
The Company has already invested in creating an all-weather mechanised deep draft port, which is capable of handling Capesize vessels. The port has a draft of 14 metres, which allows direct berthing of the largest of bulk cargo carriers. The Company has dredged an 8.8-km channel on the Tapi river. Approximately, 80 million cubic metres has been dredged until date.