Vizag General Cargo Berth Private limited,a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited has been awarded the General Cargo Berth (GCB) at outer harbor of Visakhapatnam Port for mechanization of coal handling facilities and up gradation for handling of coking coal and steam coal on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (“DBFOT”) basis through private sector participation for 30 years concession period effective October 2010. This project is one of the measures planned by VPT to reduce coal dust pollution in the port. The project has been awarded to a consortium led by Vedanta Limited (formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Limited) and is managed by a Special Purpose Vehicle called Vizag General Cargo Berth Pvt. Ltd (“VGCB”). The project includes extension of berth to cater 200,000 DWT capacity vessels, mechanization of complete coal based cargo handling facilities right from unloading of coal from ship, storage of the imported coals and loading of coal into railway wagon through rapid wagon loading system.
First port in the country to receive Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification from Indian customs. The Visakha Container Terminal was set up under the aegis of Visakhapatnam Port Trust as a joint venture between DP World and J M Baxi Group and commenced operations in 2003.
Located on the center of the East Coast of India, VCT is ideally located to cater to its vast hinterland of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, MP, UP, North India and West Bengal. With excellent rail and road connectivity, it is an ideal alternative especially for shipments to and from Far East and South East Asian regions to Delhi and other nearby ICDs of Hyderabad, Nagpur and Raipur.
Placing a premium on Quality, Health, Safety and care for the Environment, it has successfully adopted and is certified with prestigious ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 28000 : 2007.
Visakha Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
Opposite Town Hall, Beach Road,
Visakhapatnam - 530 001. ,
Andhra Pradesh ,