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17 Nov 2019

Essar Completes Ferry Terminal at Hazira

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India's Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd (EBTL) said it has completed work on the Passenger Ferry Terminal that has paved the way for a cruise-based passenger ferry service, commencing 15 November 2019, between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai.The Essar Ports company said in a press note that Hazira-based terminal will also lead to ferry services being offered on other routes in the future, revolutionizing coastal transportation in India.Phase I of the terminal project will focus on the movement of passengers between Hazira in Surat to India’s financial capital…

22 Oct 2019

Essar Ports Posts 20% Cargo Growth

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Essar Ports, India's second-largest, private-sector port and terminal company by capacity and throughput, posted a record 20 per cent cargo growth in April-September period of the ongoing financial year (ending March 31, 2020) with a throughput of 27.29 MT.The Essar Group company, h operates four terminals on the east and west coasts of India, said in a press note that the growth has been driven by a 183.21% increase in third-party cargo compared to that in the corresponding period in the previous financial year.

22 Aug 2019

Essar Ports Posts Robust Growth

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Indian private ports operator, Essar Ports Limited posted overall 17 percent growth in the cargo throughput at 13.5 million tonne for the first quarter of current fiscal ended 30 June 2019 as against 11.5 MT in the corresponding quarter last year."Higher capacity utilization at its recently commissioned terminals at Salaya and Vizag, and an increase in third-party cargo, were the two key factors that will help the Company achieve its target of handling 60 million tonnes of cargo by 31 March 2020…

24 Sep 2017

India's Essar Plans Four LNG Terminals

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Ruias-owned Essar Ports Ltd is exploring the possibility of setting up four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals in joint ventures with other companies, reported Economic Times. Rajiv Agarwal, managing director and chief executive of Essar Ports, told PTI at a company-run facility here. He said the company is looking at a cluster of small ports which will be closer to potential customers, adding that Hazira and Salaya, where it already operates ports, could be the sites where it can set up the LNG terminals.

04 Aug 2017

Essar Ports Ventures Overseas with Mozambique

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India's Essar Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Mozambique to develop a new coal terminal at Beira Port, as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. The project will be executed on Design, Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (DBOOT) basis through a subsidiary, New Coal Terminal Beira, SA (NCTB SA), which is a joint venture of Essar (which will own 70) and Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM, which will own 30%). The project will enhance the coal handling capacity of Mozambique by 20 MTPA in two phases of 10 MTPA each.

21 Oct 2016

Essar Ports’ All-round Growth in 2Q

Essar Ports Q2 FY17 Results Image Essar Ports

Essar Ports (EPL) has registered all-round growth in the quarter ended 30 September 2016. Total cargo handling has grown 35% to 18.27 million tonnes, compared to 13.55 million tonnes in the same period last year. Third-party cargo handling has risen by 106%--to 1.03 million tonnes compared to 0.5 million tonnes. Over the quarter, the various terminals of the company handled 209 ships as against 179 ships in the corresponding period last year. The robust performance in the quarter has been driven by significant operational improvements and better cargo support from anchor customers.

08 Sep 2016

Essar’s Paradip Terminal Hits Record Throughput

Essar Ports Paradip Terminal

Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip Ltd (EBTPL) has surpassed several of its own performance benchmarks in the first few months of the current fiscal. In the period, EBTPL achieved the highest load rate ever recorded at Paradip port. This was made possible through loading of bigger parcel sizes, faster turnaround of vessels and minimised berth stay durations. EBTPL successfully loaded more than 100,000 tonne of pellets into MV Shravan (sailed) at an average load rate of almost 4,300 tonnes per hour (TPH), which is a record.

24 Aug 2016

Essar’s Vizag Port Terminal Boost Third Party Business

Essar Vizag Terminal

Post the taking over of Vishakhapatnam Port Trust’s (VPT's) Iron Ore Handling Complex (OHC) on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis for a period of 30 years in May’ 15, Essar Vizag Terminals Limited (EVTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Essar Ports Limited (EPL) has boosted the EPL’s strategy of diversifying its customer profile. Through addition of this facility EPL has seen its third party cargo share jump to more than 8% in FY 16 alone with the likes of JSW, NMDC/ MMTC etc.

28 Apr 2016

Essar Ports Hazira Allows Third-party Cargo

Essar Ports Hazira  Photo Essar

Essar Bulk Terminal Limited, Hazira, a subsidiary of Essar Ports Limited, which is a part of Essar, has received an approval from Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) to handle 15 million tonnes of merchant cargo over three years. Based on this approval, the Hazira Terminal, in keeping with its design and capabilities, will be able to handle a range of cargo for merchant customers, including dry bulk, liquid bulk, containers and so on. The approval was granted under GMB’s captive port…

15 Apr 2016

Essar Ports Handles Record Volume

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On the back of increased production by its anchor customers, Essar Ports Limited (EPL) has registered significant growth in cargo handling over the last three months. In March 2016 alone, EPL’s four operational ports handled total cargoes of 6.25 million tonnes (MMT), which translates to a run rate of 75 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). With the recent commissioning of the 20 MMT Salaya Bulk Terminal, cargo handling will see a further boost in FY2017. The contribution of third-party traffic to overall cargo handling stands at about 10% currently.

05 Nov 2015

Essar Ports Q2 Profit up 9%

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Essar Ports Limited, part of Essar, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 2015. 1.    Revenue for the quarter is Rs. 470.3 cr, an increase of 8% against Rs 435.3 cr in Q2FY’15 and an increase of 4% against Rs 452.2 cr in Q1FY’16. 2.    EBITDA for Q2FY’16 is Rs. 379.5 cr, an increase of 5% against Rs 361.4 cr in Q2FY’15 and an increase of 4% against Rs 364.9 cr in Q1FY’16. 3.    PAT for Q2FY’16 is Rs. 104.5 cr, an increase of 9% against Rs 96.1 cr in Q2FY’15 and an increase of 5% against Rs 99.1 cr in Q1FY’16. Mr.

15 May 2015

Essar Ports Profit Jumps 15%

Essar Ports Limited today announced its unaudited results for the full year and quarter ended March 2015. ·         Essar Ports takes over the Vizag Iron Ore outer harbor terminal with 2 berths on 14th May 2015. Existing operational terminal with no gestation period. Refurbishment of terminal to happen alongside operations. 1.    Revenue for FY’15 is Rs. 1,741 cr, an increase of 6% against Rs 1,637 cr in FY’14. 2.    EBITDA for FY’15 is Rs. 1,416 cr, an increase of 7% against Rs 1,327 cr in FY’14. 3.    PAT for FY’15 is Rs. 391 cr, an increase of 2% against Rs 384 cr in FY’14. 4.    Earnings Per Share for FY’15 were Rs. 1.    Revenue for the quarter is Rs. 440 cr, an increase of 1% against Rs 434 cr in Q3FY’15 and 6% increase against Rs 416 cr in Q4FY’14. 2.    EBITDA for Q4 FY’15 is Rs.

14 May 2015

Essar Ports Acquires Vizag Port's Iron Ore Complex

Vishakhapatnam Port Trust’s Iron Ore Handling Complex on a Build-Operate-Transfer basis

Essar Ports Ltd. (EPL) today announced the taking over of Vishakhapatnam Port Trust’s (VPT) Iron Ore Handling Complex on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis, for a period of 30 years. Essar Vizag Terminals Ltd. (EVTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPL, will comprise three berths (two outer harbour berths and one inner harbour berth) with a combined capacity of 23 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) which will be developed in two phases. “Enhancing the cargo handling capacity and mechanization of port facilities for efficient management is crucial for long term sustenance.

23 Jan 2015

Essar Ports Profits up by 5%


Essar Ports Ltd. a part of Essar, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended 31st December 2014. Revenue for the quarter stands at Rs. 434.3 cr, an increase of 9% over corresponding quarter in FY14. EBITDA at Rs. 359.6 cr in Q3 FY15, an increase of 11% over corresponding quarter in FY14. Commensurately, net profit for the quarter increased to Rs. 98.3 cr which is 5% higher than in the corresponding quarter of FY14. Earnings per Share for Q3 FY15 was at Rs 2.30. Mr. Rajiv Agarwal, Managing Director, Essar Ports Ltd.

15 May 2014

Essar Ports Net Profit up 16% to Rs. 383.7 cr for FY 13-14


Essar Ports Ltd. (Essar Ports), part of Essar and one of the largest port companies of India, today announced its audited results for the financial year 2013-13 and for quarter ended March 2014. * Net Profit for the year increased by 16% to Rs. 383.7 crore from Rs. 331.6 crore for the previous year. For Q4 FY14, the Net Profit  reduced by 1% to Rs. 90.8 crore from Rs. 92.1 crore in Q4 FY13. *  Earnings Per Share for the year was Rs 8.97 as against Rs 7.80 for previous year. Earnings Per Share for Q4 FY14 was Rs. 2.12 as against Rs. 2.15 for Q4 FY13.

11 May 2011

Essar Shipping Ports and Logistics: New Management Structure

Mumbai: Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics Limited (ESPLL) which is a part of Essar Group today held its Committee of Directors (Demerger Committee) meeting and announced the completion of the demerger process. The committee fixed 19th May 2011 as the record date. ESPLL announced that the company has received all the approvals hence the completion of the process. The company also announced the new management structure for the two companies once they are listed on exchange. Post demerger, the present company will be split into two entities – Essar Ports Ltd and Essar Shipping Ltd.

15 Nov 2014

Essar Ports Q2 FY15 Net Profit Up

Essar Ports develops and operates ports and terminals and is one of the largest private sector port companies in India

Essar Ports Ltd. (Essar Ports), part of the Essar, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 2014. *Revenue for the quarter increased by 1% at Rs. 435.3 crore as against Rs. 431.6 crore during previous quarter (Q1 FY15)and  increased by 7% from Rs. *EBITDA for the quarter increased by 4% to Rs. 361.4crore from Rs. 346.8 crore during the previous quarter (Q1 FY15) and increased by 9% from Rs. *Net Profit for the quarter has increased by 4% to Rs. 96.1crore from Rs. 92.2 crore during the previous quarter (Q1 FY15) and reduced by 1% from Rs.

24 Nov 2014

India Seeks Private Cash for Intermodal Bridge

Rail system needs more tracks and wagons; Not enough coal gets from port to power stations. India is targeting up to $1 billion of private investment by 2017 to build rail lines linking ports and national networks to ease growing congestion, which has delayed coal imports for power plants and contributed to a power supply crisis. Such investment would more than double the $400 million that India's state-owned railways have attracted in the decade since they allowed limited private participation and help fund crucial "last mile" links to ports. Cash-starved, India's British-built rail system has added just 11,000 kilometres (6,800 miles) of track in the 67 years since independence, and the network has come to symbolise the poor state of India's infrastructure.

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