Paradip is one of the Major Ports of India and late Sri Biju Patnaik, the then Chief Minister of Orissa, is the founder father of Paradip Port. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone of the Port on 3rd January 1962 near the Confluence of river Mahanadi and Bay of Bengal. Government of India took over the management of the Port from the Government of Orissa on 1st June 1965. INS “INVESTIGATOR” had the privilege of maiden berthing in the Port on the 12th March, 1966. The Port was declared open by Mr. Peter Stambolic, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia on the same day. Government of India declared Paradip as the Eighth Major Port of India on 18th April 1966 making it the FIRST MAJOR PORT in the East Coast commissioned after independence.
The Port of Paradip, an autonomous body under the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 functioning under Ministry of Shipping is administered by a Board of Trustees set up by the Government of India headed by the Chairman, PPT. The trustees are nominated by Government of India from various users of the Port such as shippers, ship owners; Government Departments concerned and also port labour. The day – to – day administration is carried out under general supervision and control of the Chairman, assisted by the Deputy Chairman and other departmental heads.
|Maximum Temperature||41.4 C.|
|Minimum Temperature||8.9 C|
|Average Annual Rainfall||1480 mm|
|Average Wave Height||1.50 mtrs. to 2.50 mtrs. (summer)|
|Average Wave Height||0.90 mtrs. to 1.20 mtrs. (winter)|
|Maximum Wave Height||5.30 mtrs.|
|Minimum Tide||0.40 mtrs.|
|Maximum Tide||3.50 mtrs|
|Wave direction (April-September)||S.W.|
|Wave direction (October-March)||N.E./E.|
|Average Wind Speed (Summer)||35 to 42 Km/Hr|
|Average Wind Speed (Winter)||18 to 24 Km/Hr|
Paradip port is situated 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north of Visakhapatnam.
Latitude 20° – 15′-55.44″ N
Longitude 86° -40′-34.62″ E
The Port estate extends over a sprawling area comprising about 6,382 acres. Some portion of the Port land has been leased out for cargo related activities, construction of office/residential buildings of users directly connected with the activities of the Port. The Port Trust also allot residential quarters, shopping units and premises for offices of Port users, Central and State Government authorities on deposit of prescribed license fees. Port has also constructed 8 nos. of Cyclone shelters at different locations of Paradip Port for the People of Paradip.
The Port Township has a population of more than One lakh. The Port Trust staff colonies are located in Madhuban, ‘V’ Point and Atharabanki areas. The Port has also provided required accommodation for office/residence purposes to various users of the Port in the staff colonies.
The Port Trust has a modern 64 bedded hospital with adequate number of qualified doctors and specialists for treatment of Port Trust employees and their dependants. Port users, shipping agents and others based at Paradip Port are also permitted to use the hospital facilities. The port also runs a First -aid Centre inside the Cargo Berth area. The Hospital is an ISO certified, and equipped with an authorized bio-medical disposal system. In addition, there is a 20 bedded hospital at Atharbanki run and administered by the Govt. of Odisha.
There are two Schools i.e. one High School and one ME School operated by Paradip Port. One Central School fully subsidized by the Port Trust and an English Medium School run by Bethany Convent also operate at Paradip. Apart from these, Saraswati Vidhya Mandir , Municipal High School , DAV public school, Municipal Girls High school, Sanjay Gandhi High School and a number of other schools are imparting education at Paradip Port. There is one Port aided School located at “V” Point as K.G. School. A number of Schools for Dance & Music are also functioning in the Port town. Paradip College offering degree course in Arts, Science as well as Commerce with honours subjects is available at Paradip Port.
The Port is connected with Broad-gauge electrified Railway system of the East-Coast Railway and is also served by National Highway No.5A and State Highway No.12. Port is well connected with Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with bus & train services. The Port is also connected by bus routes to the steel city of Rourkela and to the holy town of Puri & Konark. The Port is connected through lease line and broadband to other Ports, Ministry and IPA. Reliance, BSNL, Airtel, TATA Indicom etc. have cellular services at Paradip Port.
The Port has a good market complex along with many hotels and restaurants. Besides, the Port Trust has one eighteen- suit guesthouse overlooking the sea at Sector-21. Situated at the confluence of river Mahanadi, Paradip is a vibrant township and an island of excellence. It offers not only an efficient Deep Sea Port but also a few sights of tourist interest such as “Muhan” at Sector- 21, the ‘Cavana’ and the white sands of the Light House beach, the musical fountain at the sylvan gardens of “Smruti Udyan”, the Officer’s club and Gopabandhu Stadium with swimming pool plus a host of other facilities, the ‘fourteen-Holes’ Golf course and last but not the least, is the famous Paradip hospitality.
Paradip Port is one of the Major Ports of India serving the Eastern and Central parts of the country. Its hinterland extends to the States of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The Port mainly deals with bulk cargo apart from other clean cargoes. There is unprecedented growth in the traffic handled at this Port in the last decade. The Port has got ambitious expansion programme to enhance its capacity up to 260.50 MMTPA by 2023 to meet the ever increasing demand.
Why Prefer the Port of Paradip
- The Port operations are carried out round the clock 365 days.
- With annual cargo handling capacity of 108.50 million metric tonnes, the Port occupies the top spot amongst all Major Ports of the country in terms of capacity.
- The Port has a capacity of evacuating as many as 25 rakes in a day, which will further increase on completion of ongoing railway projects.
- The Port is adding 2 lakh square meters of stack yard to the present 23 lakhs square mtrs. of stack yard.
- The port is also creating storage space of 12,000 sqmtrs. to handle food grain.
- Up to 14.5 mtrs. draft at the berths maintained round the year.
- 14nos. of berths in the inner harbour waiting for the vessels up to 95,000 DWT.
- 3 SPM of IOCL are operational to handle VLCC up to 3,50,000 DWT size.
- Equipped with state of the art equipments and technology.
- Cost effective and efficient service.
- 51.95 MMTPA Surplus Capacity.
- 17640 MT berthday output, 2.24 days of Vessel turnround time(PortA/C).
- Seamless rail and road connectivity.
Paradip is one of the Major Ports of India and late Sri Biju Patnaik, the then Chief Minister of
Orissa, is the founder father of Paradip Port. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of
India, laid the foundation stone of the Port on 3rd January 1962 near the confluence of river
Mahanadi and Bay of Bengal. Government of India took over the management of the Port from
the Government of Orissa on 1st June 1965. The Port was opened to Traffic on 12th March 1966.
Government of India declared Paradip as the eighth Major Port of India on 18th April 1966
making it the FIRST MAJOR PORT in the East Coast commissioned after independence.
Approach Channel 9.8 kms Long
300.00 mtrs. Wide
(-) 18.7 mtrs. Deep
Entrance Channel 2200.00 mtrs. Long
240.00 mtrs. Wide
(-) 17.10 mtrs. Deep
Turning Basin 520.00 mtrs. Diameter.
The Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels above 200 MTs Gross Tonnage. The Pilotage service is available to all vessels during 24 hours and 365 days. The Pilot Boarding ground is about 3 miles SE of Breakwaters. All the vessels have to inform their ETA prior to entering the Port Limits to the Port Signal Station on VHF Channel: 16 / 06. The Port has 3 Nos. Tugs having BP more than 40 Tons and 2 Nos. of port Tugs having BP more than 50 Tons. All the tugs are fitted with fire fighting equipments for external general and oil fire. The Port is having 3 Nos. Pilot Launches having speed more than 10 knots, 02 Nos. pilot lunches having speed of 7 knots and 02 Nos. Mooring Boats are also available for passing the Mooring Lines to the Berth / Jetty.