Jaigarh Port

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Jaigarh Port, also known as Jaigad Port, is an all-weather, multipurpose port in Jaigarh, Maharashtra, on India's west coast. It is operated by JSW Infrastructure. With installed capacity of 40 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), JSW Jaigarh Port handles various types of commercial cargo like coal, coke, iron ore, and limestone. There are plans to expand the port's capacity to 80 mtpa.[1]

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Background

According to JSW's website, Jaigarh Port is operated by JSW Jaigarh Port, a subsidiary of JSW Infrastructure. The company was created to develop the port, on a build-own-operate-share-transfer (BOOST) basis, under a 50-year concession licensed by the State Government of Maharashtra. JSW Jaigarh Port was established in 2006, to support the coal import requirements of the 1200 MW JSW Energy thermal power plant (also known as the Ratnagiri Power Plant), directly adjacent to the port. The port was officially inaugurated in August 2009.[1]

In May 2011, Jaigarh Port set a record for coal handling at an Indian port by unloading 71,740 tonnes of South African steam coal within a 24-hour period.[2][3]

In March 2017, the port achieved another milestone, unloading the largest dry bulk parcel ever serviced by an Indian port (200,000 tonnes of Australian coking coal.[4]

Jaigarh has four berths with a combined annual capacity of 40 million tonnes.[1] The port is capable of handling Handymax, Panamax and capesize vessels. Coal handling facilities include a 700,000-ton capacity coal yard with dust suppression and fire-fighting systems, two 2000-ton-per-hour ship unloaders, a 3.2km closed conveyor system, and two stacker-reclaimers of 4,000 TPH stacking / 2000 TPH reclaiming capacity.[5]

Future plans call for the port to expand to 50 mtpa,[5] later reported as 65 mtpa (30 mtpa of bulk cargo, 15 mtpa of container, 10 mtpa of LNG and 10 mtpa of liquid). In 2015 the additional berths were reported as under construction.[6]

As of February 2018, JSW's website indicates that Jaigarh Port's Phase Two expansion will increase capacity to 80 mtpa.[1] The company's plans call for development of direct berthing capabilities for next generation vessels, with Jaigarh Port set to be the first Indian port to receive the 400,000-tonne vale max (the world's largest dry bulk carrier).[4]


Project Details

  • Operator: JSW Jaigarh Port (part of JSW Energy)
  • Location: Jaigarh, Maharashtra, India
  • Existing Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 40 million (all cargo)
  • Additional Proposed Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 80 million (all cargo)
  • Status: Construction
  • Projected in service: 2020
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source: South Africa
  • Cost of expansion: Rs 10,000 crore
  • Financing for expansion:

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