Krishnapatnam is a major port and market center. It is situated at a distance of 24 km from Nellore City in Nellore District, the southernmost coastal district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India and 200 kilometer north of Chennai. It has handled 30 million tonne of cargo in its first 12 months of operations. 10 deep water berths are operational at the port now (for coal, iron ore and general cargo) and 2 breakwaters. It will soon have additional 35 berths, with facilities to handle containers etc.
Krishnapatnam is one of the very few ports in the world which can handle giant ships with load capacities of 1,50,000 tonnes.
Krishnapatnam port is being upgraded into India’s biggest privately owned world-class port. It is being upgraded by the Navayuga Company. Iron ore and granite is being exported from this port to other countries like China.
Krishnapatnam Port is connected to the National Highway-5 through a state highway. The authorities have also constructed a dedicated 25 km road to NH-5 and a railway line connecting the Chennai-Howrah broad gauge line near Venkatachalam. Six helipads have also been built.
Initially a single line railway via Venkatachalam and a four lane road are serving the port with provisions to augment to double railway line and 2 additional lanes of road in future. A New Broad Gauge Rail Line between the port and the Bellary – Hospet Iron Ore Mines has been sanctioned under a Special Purpose Company. A pipeline corridor is established for liquid bulk transport to the nearest 7 oil refineries, Apart from a dedicated belt conveyor corridor for transport of coal to the nearest 10 mega thermal power stations around the port.
The port has easy access to two major airports at Chennai and Tirupati.
There is an 4000 MW UMPP (Ultra Mega Power Plants (India)) with investment of Rs17,500 Crores is being constructed here. The bid for the same was awarded to Reliance Power Limited (part of ADA-G)which quoted a tariff of INR 2.33296/ kWh to win the bid. Government has mandated use of imported coal for coastal UMPPs to ensure adequate supply of coal for other domestic power producers/ industries (for which using imported coal would not be feasible due to prohibitive inland transporting costs). Besides, coastal location of UMPPs made it feasible to import coal on account of economical transportation facilities of better quality coal available from mines in Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, etc. This project is one of the 9 UMPP’s that have been envisaged by the Power Finance corporation to have “Power for all by 2012. Besides this UMPP, APGENCO is setting a 1600 MW plant at Krishnapatnam. The port is being expanded in phase 2 with the construction of 7 more berths and additional dredging to cater for this coal cargo.
24×7 all weather terminal with no tidal restrictions
Terminal is built in two phases
Phase 1: Planned terminal throughput capacity of 1.2 Mn TEUs
Stage 1 – 0.3 Mn TEU capacity. Commenced on September 30, 2011
Stage 2 – A total of 1.2 Mn TEU throughput capacity by March 2012
Phase 2: Capacity of 2 Mn TEUs – Commencement by 2014
Present Facilities & Equipment’s:
2 berths, total berth length is 650 mtrs in a straight line
Depth alongside: 13.5 mtrs
4 Liebherr mobile harbor cranes capable of handling Post Panamax vessels up to 8,000 TEUs
Fully automated Bromma spreaders: 2
Stinis Mechanical spreaders: 8
Kalmar reach stackers for yard side operations: 4
Reach stackers for rail side operations: 2
Total area: 17.5 hectares having 1,000 TGS
Yard capacity: 4,000 TEUs
Reefer plugs: 100
Rail siding adjacent to the CY
Container stuffing / stripping zone within the port boundary
JV with CONCOR for rail side operations, CFS and ICD development
Latest TOS (NAVIS N4)
Upcoming Facilities & Equipments Yard
Total area: 30 hectare (March 2012)
Total ground slot: 4,600 TEUs (March 2012)
Yard capacity: 20,000 TEUs (March 2012)
QC: 5 super post panama (January 2012)
RTG: 4 (January 2012)
Our future plan includes developing 7 dedicated container berths with 10,000 TGS for handling 3 Mn TEUs of containers yearly.