Phase 1 of the construction of the Krishnapatnam Port was completed in a record time of just 18 months.
Krishnapatnam Port is located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, on the East Coast of India, as a prominent gateway to Southeast Asian countries. With the largest waterfront of 12.5 km in the country, the deepest draft of 18 m and the capability of handling capesize vessels up to 2,00,000 dwt, the all-weather port operates 365 days a year.
Phase 1 of the construction of the Krishnapatnam Port was completed in a record time of just 18 months. The port is scheduled to have 42 berths, out of which 10 are commissioned, 4 berths in phase 1 and 6 berths in phase 2.
- Krishnapatnam Port offers state-of-the-art mechanical cargo handling equipment, capable of handling bulk cargo at the rate of over 100,000 mt per day
- Capacity up to 200 mmtpa, making it the largest port in India
- Capacity to handle 6 million teu p.a., making it one of the largest container ports in India
- One of the largest turning circles (500 m diameter)
- 45 million tons of cargo handled in the year 2017-18
THIS APART, KRISHNAPATNAM PORT HAS EXCELLENT MULTI-MODAL CONNECTIVITY TO THE NATIONAL GRID
BY AIR: Chennai International Airport: 180 km, Tirupati Domestic Airport: 120 Km and helipads within the port.
BY RAIL: A 26 km long double railway line connecting Venkatachalam Station to the port and an additional 91 km of rail connectivity from Venkatachalam to Obulavaripalle. Internal railway network of 50 km with capacity of 60 trains in/out per day.
BY ROAD: Dedicated 4-lane road (25 km connecting National Highway 5). An internal road network of 55 km. Dedicated road around the port for handling Over Dimensional and project cargo.