Dhamra Port in Orissa, India, a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Steel and Larsen & Toubro, is to make its port project operational in April this year.
Dhamra Port Company, which has invested Rs29bn ($642m) out of Rs32bn ($717.5m) earmarked for the project, expects to complete the work next month.
The port has a draught of 18m and will be able to accommodate super cape-size vessels up to 180,000dwt.
The port will initially handle bulk cargoes such as coal, iron ore, chromite, bauxite and steel.
DPCL has also entered into a sister port relationship agreement with the Port of Seattle in the US, according to business-standard.com.
Both ports will exchange information on users, technology transfer and sharing of best practices in port operations including trade ties between the two countries.