Paradip Port is strategically situated so as to serve a vast hinterland spreading over the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Paradip Port enjoys the advantages of soft underwater soil, so that it can be deepened to any depth depending upon the need.
At present Paradip Port is handling various cargo like Crude Oil, POL products, Iron Ore, Thermal Coal, Chrome Ore, Coking Coal, Manganese Ore, Charge Chrome, Ferro Chrome, Ferro Manganese, Limestone, Hard Coke, Ingots and Moulds, Billets, Finished Steel, Scrap, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Raw Material, Clinker, Gypsum, Project Cargo and Containers.
The Port is now equipped with 15 (fifteen) berths, 3 (three) Single Point Moorings (SPM), 1 (one) Ro-Ro Jetty, a well maintained Approach and Entrance Channel having 17.1 Mtrs minimum depth to handle a wide range of vessels up to maximum LOA of 260 Mtrs.
The Port has 5 (five) nos. of tugs equipped with SRP, 3 of which have a Bollard Pull of 45 Tons and the remaining 2 are of 50 Tons Bollard Pull. A Vessel Traffic Management System is used to monitor movement of vessels by the Port Control.
As per MARPOL requirements, the Port facilitates discharge of Slops & Garbage from vessels berthed in the Harbour.
Paradip Port has its own Railway System having a route length of about 7.4 Kms and track length of 84 Kms with 19 full rake length railway sidings and 6 half rake length railway sidings to handle rail borne traffic efficiency.
Paradip Port has excellent facilities of handling a variety of cargoes with modern cargo handling equipment, adequate backup space and storage facilities.
Paradip is a customer friendly ISO-9001-2008 certified and ISPS compliant Port rendering satisfactory services to the importers and exporters with a transparent berthing policy. The Port functions round the clock, 365 days.
The Port has a state of the art Mechanized Coal handling Plant to handle Thermal Coal traffic. The plant is designed to handle 21 million tonnes per annum equipped with Stackers, Reclaimers, Conveyors and Ship-loaders of 4000 TPH capacity with mechanized unloading facility from BOBR wagons on a Merry-Go-Round system.
The Port is equipped with 7 nos. of Harbour Mobile Cranes of 60T-100T to handle bulk cargo in 6 berths.
The existing capacity of the Port is 118.50 MMT per annum. With a slew of capacity augmentation programme on the anvil, the Port is getting ready to have a capacity of 325.00 MMT per annum by 2020.