Port Pipavav currently has a vessel acceptance draft of 12.5m, with an outer channel depth of 12.5m and a turning basin depth of 11.5m at chart datum.
The draft at the bulk and container berths is 13.5m and at the LPG berth the draft is 15.5m at chart datum.
Pilotage & Towage:
Pilotage at Port Pipavav is compulsory. Port Pipavav provides the pilotage and towage services at the port and has deployed three tugs for this purpose.
Channel : The channel length at the port is 4,550 meter and due to the favourable oceanographic conditions, the port offers day and night navigation to all vessels other than LPG vessels which are berthed or de-berthed during the day only.
The port offers 340m of quay length for handling bulk and break-bulk cargo. 735m of quay length has been dedicated for container handling. The port also has a dedicated LPG cargo handling berth which measures 65m in length.
Bulk and Bulk Break Cargo :
The port has constructed 7 warehouses of 600 square meters each and 2 warehouses of 3,657 square meters and 3,252 square meters respectively. Six additional warehouses of approximately 6,690 square meters each have been constructed in the warehousing zone, approximately 5 kilometers from the berths.
The port also has an open stack yard of 148,500 square meters dedicated to the storage of bulk cargoes such as coal.