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JSW EQCT starts commercial operation at Paradip Port



JSW Paradip East Quay Coal Terminal (EQCT) commenced its commercial operations of 30 MTPA fully mechanized coal loading facility at Paradip Port on Tuesday.

The terminal was inaugurated by Paradip Port Trust Chairman PL Harnath and JSW Infrastructure Ltd JMD Arun Maheshwari in presence of senior officials from APGENCO, NTECL, Sembcorp Energy India Limited, Chettinad Logistics etc.

The terminal has berthed its first Panamax vessel ‘MV Captain P. Egglezos’ for loading of approximately 76,000 tonnes of thermal coal for Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Limited.

JSW Paradip East Quay Coal Terminal shall be the prime infrastructure facility for the coastal thermal plant power producers of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, etc. to move coal from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) to the end users.

To recall, JSW Paradip Terminal Private Limited (JSW PTPL) had loaded highest ever of 1,41,200 tonnes of iron ore in a cape vessel ‘MV Star Lyra’ recently.

The cargo was shipped by JSW Steel Ltd and that was the record breaking iron ore loading in single vessel in Paradip Port since its inception.

JSW Infrastructure and JSW Steel’s initiative have opened up the opportunities for the port users to ship iron ore and pellets in cape vessels at JSW PTPL to reduce the logistics cost. 

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