JSW Infrastructure Limited has started commercial operations at the Paradip East Quay coal terminal in Odisha.
The company has invested around Rs 13 billion to establish this terminal after signing a 30-year concession agreement in 2017 with the port trust. The fully-mechanised terminal at Paradip Port has an annual handling capacity of 30 million tonnes. Built as a cape compliant terminal, it can handle capesize vessels once the dredging at the port is completed. The terminal has the capacity to unload 25 rakes per day and can load two vessels simultaneously. Following the commissioning of this coal terminal, the company’s current cargo capacity crosses 150 mtpa, and it aims to have a total cargo handling capacity of 200 mtpa by 2023-24.