Steel handling at Dhamra Port commences


Bhubaneswar: Steel handling at Dhamra Port started with the receipt of the first rack from Tata Steel’s Kalinga Nagar plant by the train rout on Monday.

In the first phase, 6000 MT steel coil has been received by Dhamra Port in Odisha’s Bhadrak district. With this, a new chapter in the profile of Dhamra Port has commenced.

The hinterland has many steel plants such as Tata Steel, GAIL, JSPL, Bhusan Steel, JSW etc. Steel consignment both for domestic movement on coastal shipping route to South and West India get a new avenue.

India’s penetration into South East and South Asia including ASEAN countries get a new port for despatch.

Incidentally, on 7th April Chairman Gautam Adani pronounced the strategic importance of Dhamra Port as a get way for South Asia and ASEAN market.

It should be noted here that, recently Adani Ports signed a long-term regasification pact with Indian Oil for Dhamra LNG terminal at Dhamra.