JSW Jaigarh Port in India is planning to double its annual cargo handling capacity to 20 million tonnes after completing the second phase of its expansion.
The port will cater to the coal requirements of the power plants and will also handle additional cargo including bauxite, raw sugar and ash, JSW said.
With the completion of first phase, which saw the port inaugurated on 22 August, it is now equipped with two berths of 550m quay length for handling 105,000dwt vessels bulk cargo, the company said.
The second phase will involve mechanisation of the berth and enabling the port to handle 180,000dwt capacity vessels with drafts of 18m.
An additional $62m will be spent on dredging to 18.5m from the current 14m, seatradeasia-online reports.