• The port has initially planned to provide cape size vessel berthing for the iron ore cargo. Vessels carrying iron ore are said to be ‘Cape Size’ when they are between 140,000 and 170,000 DWT capacity. Although the berth is designed to accommodate super cape size (250,000 DWT) vessels, it is anticipated that cape size vessels will operate initially for loading. The port is providing an 18.7m channel and harbour depth that can enable a 170,000 DWT vessel to load at the berth inside the harbour. A turning circle of 550 m has been provided for. The iron ore loading systems have been designed for 100,000 – 120,000 tons per day capability. Storage has been provided for some 1.2 million tons.

  • In addition, a coal/ general cargo terminal capable of discharging 60,000 DWT vessels at berth is being provided. This terminal is rated to discharge 20,000 tons per day of coal.

  • Additional draft would be provided once the ore export volumes increase so that super cape size ore vessel can directly arrive at berth.

  • The sheltered estuary at Krishnapatnam Port has substantial dimensions. There is currently deep draft available within the estuary, which reduces at the confluence of the Khandaleru River with the Bay of Bengal.

  • The long river channel and the breakwaters offers shelter and protection to the vessels berthed in the port and also provides calm conditions for vessel handling.

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