Berthing Delays for Heavy Lift Vessels at Indian Ports

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Heavy Lift vessels visiting Indian ports are in for berthing delays at various ports.

Following is the all India Ports position:
* In Mumbai Port, berthing delays of approx 10 days for vessel opting for BPS & BPX berths and for Harbour wall berth it is 8 days. For priority vessel it is approx 4 to 5 days. No delays inside Indira docks.

* Waiting time in Nhava Sheva shallow water berth is  NIL to 1 day and depends further on the performance of ships at berth and cement vessel calling in near future.

* Kandla port - berthing delays in normal import  is 8 to 9 days & normal export group is approx 2 to 3 days, and in 24 hrs group it is expected to be between 24 hrs to 36 hrs.

* Mundra port is presently free from congestion.

* Adani Hazira port - situation is normal.

* Waiting period at Adani Dahej port is approx min 8 to 10 days.

* Haldia port is still congested, approx waiting time as per present situation is approx 2 to3 days. Space problems as always continues.

* Kolkata port - presently there is Nil waiting period, subject to fresh arrivals, performance of the present vessels at berth. Problem with storage area still persist.

* As per present Paradip Port position, can expect 3 to 4 days berthing delays.

* Vizag Port berthing delay is approx 3 to 4 days.

* Kakinada port, can expect 1 to 2 days berthing delay presently.

* Gangavaram port - approx 2 to 3 days berthing delay is expected.

* At Krishnapatnam port,  presently there is approx 2 days delay.

* In Tuticorin port waiting time is approx 1 day, can opt for priority berthing to minimize delays.

* New Mangalore port is presently normal, but deep draft vessel can face delays.

* Cochin port is presently free from congestion.

* Chennai port  is presently slightly congested and expect approx 1 day berthing delay subject to performance of vessels at berth and fresh arrivals.

Above information provided by Heavy Lift Operators Association

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