Dahanu Port

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Dahanu Port - classified by World Port Source as a "very small port" - is located in Dahanu, Maharashtra, India.[1][2] In 2006, Steel Guru listed Dahanu as one of several small ports in Maharashtra that were gearing up to develop dedicated coal handling facilities.[3]

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A coal terminal at Dahanu Port was first proposed in the 1990s, but faced strong opposition from local fisherman. In June 2015 it was reported that proponents were helping move the project forward by 1.) making the state government an equity partner in the project along with the central government, and 2.) building the port on reclaimed land. The port would have the capacity to handle 60-100 million tonnes of cargo per annum, mainly coal, and would cost roughly R6,000 crore. It is planned that coal handling would be shifted out of the Haji Bunder Port in Mumbai, 150 km away. The state and central government said they plan to have the port finished within three years, although they have yet to secure permits.[4]

Project Details

  • Operator: Maharashtra Maritime Board
  • Location: Dahanu coast, Palghar, Maharashtra, India
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 60-100 million
  • Status: Proposed
  • Projected In Service: 2018
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal Source:
  • Cost: R6,000 crore
  • Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Port of Dahanu" World Port Source website, accessed February 2015.
  2. "Bandra Group of Ports" Maharashtra Maritime Board website, accessed February 2015.
  3. "Smaller ports in Maharashtra gearing up to handle coal imports" Steel Guru, January 15, 2006.
  4. "New port near Mumbai," Financial Express, June 23, 2015

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