Jaigarh Port, also known as Jaigad Port, is an all-weather, multipurpose port in Jaigarh, Maharashtra, on India's west coast. It is operated by JSW Infrastructure. With seven berths and an installed capacity of 55 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), JSW Jaigarh Port handles various types of commercial cargo like coal, coke, iron ore, and limestone. There are plans to expand the port's capacity to 80 mtpa.
The map below shows the location of the Jaigarh Port in Maharashtra, India. The JSW Energy thermal power plant can be seen directly to the southeast.
According to JSW's website, Jaigarh Port is operated by JSW Jaigarh Port, a subsidiary of JSW Infrastructure. The company was created to develop the port, on a build-own-operate-share-transfer (BOOST) basis, under a 50-year concession licensed by the State Government of Maharashtra. JSW Jaigarh Port was established in 2006, to support the coal import requirements of the 1200 MW JSW Energy thermal power plant (also known as the Ratnagiri Power Plant), directly adjacent to the port. The port was officially inaugurated in August 2009. All of the coal for the JSW Energy thermal power plant is supplied by the JSW Jaigarh port.
In March 2017, the port achieved another milestone, unloading the largest dry bulk parcel ever serviced by an Indian port (200,000 tonnes of Australian coking coal).
In 2016-2017, the port handled a total of 5.26 million tonnes of coal, out of a total of 12.6 million tonnes of cargo handled.
Jaigarh has seven berths with a combined annual capacity of 55 million tonnes. The port is capable of handling Handymax, Panamax and capesize vessels. Coal handling facilities include a 700,000-ton capacity coal yard with dust suppression and fire-fighting systems, two 2000-ton-per-hour ship unloaders, a 3.2km closed conveyor system, and two stacker-reclaimers of 4,000 TPH stacking / 2000 TPH reclaiming capacity.
Future plans originally called for the port to expand to 50 mtpa, later reported as 65 mtpa (30 mtpa of bulk cargo, 15 mtpa of container, 10 mtpa of LNG and 10 mtpa of liquid). In 2015 the additional berths were reported as under construction. As of May 2018, the port still had annual capacity of 40 million mtpa, and was planning to invest ₹4,600 crore (approximately US$62 million) by 2020 to bring the port's capacity up to 80 million mtpa.
As of November 2021, JSW's website indicates that Jaigarh Port's capacity has increased to 55 mtpa, and that the Phase II expansion will increase capacity to 80 mtpa. The company's plans call for development of direct berthing capabilities for next generation vessels, with Jaigarh Port set to be the first Indian port to receive the 400,000-tonne vale max (the world's largest dry bulk carrier). Given that JSW was targeting 80 million mtpa by 2020, it appears that JSW's expansion plans are progressing but are significantly behind schedule.
- Operator: JSW Jaigarh Port (part of JSW Energy)
- Location: Jaigarh, Maharashtra, India
- Existing Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 55 million (all cargo)
- Additional Proposed Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 80 million (all cargo)
- Status: Construction
- Projected in service:
- Type: Imports
- Coal source: South Africa
- Cost of expansion: ₹10,000 crore
- Financing for expansion:
Articles and resources
- "About JSW Jaigarh Port" JSW website, accessed November 2021
- JSW Jaigarh Port Limited, Care Ratings, Jan. 28, 2020
- "JSW Jaigarh Port achieves coal discharge record" Steel Guru, June 8, 2011.
- "JSW Jaigarh Port creates a landmark coal storage and handling facility" Steel Guru, December 26, 2013.
- "JSWIL’s port to receive bulk carriers" The Hindu, March 25, 2017.
- JSW Jaigarh Port, Indian Infrastructure, July 2018
- "Port infrastructure" JSW website, accessed February 2015.
- "JSW Jaigarh Port crosses another milestone by handling Capesize vessel," ExIm, Apr 22, 2015
- JSW Infra plans Rs8,800 crore investment in next 3 years, Mint, May 1, 2018
- Annual Report 2020-21, JSW Infrastructure, 2021, p 19