PIPAVAV PORT Port Pipavav , India’s first port in the private sector, is a port on the West Coast of India for containers, bulk and liquid cargo.
Port Pipavav is located at Latitude 20 54'N and Longitude 71 30'E on the west coast of India, at a distance of 140 Kms South west of Bhavnagar.
Port Pipavav is protected by two islands – Shial Bet and Savai Bet – which act as a natural breakwater, making the port safe in all weather conditions.
During peak tidal conditions, the water currents are between 2.5 to 3 knots.
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.
The port has dedicated container stack yard of 108,100 sq.mts, which is equipped with 1,708 twenty–foot ground slots and 140 forty–foot powered ground slots for reefer container storage.
Port Pipavav operates a Container Freight Station (CFS) within the port limits for the consolidation of cargo moving from the immediate hinterland of the port.
The port has dedicated 11,000 sq.mts of covered warehousing space and an area of paved stack yards to handle the CFS operations.
Land within the port area has been dedicated for the construction and development of tank farms for the storage of Liquid cargo by the port users.
Bulk & Break bulk cargo handling:-
1 mobile harbor crane
2 RMG – Electric level luffing(ELL)
- ELL Built in Hopper & Cross Conveyor handling
Conveyor Belt (1260m connecting dry berth to storage areas)