Visakhapatnam Port Trust has awarded the work of Mechanisation of General Cargo Berth for coal import on BOT basis to a consortium led by M/S Sterlite Industries (India) Pvt Ltd. of Vedanta group and M/S Leighton Contractors (India) Pvt Ltd. The General Cargo Berth (GCB) is located in the Outer Harbour of the Port and presently caters to 100,000 DWT vessels. The project under the BOT scheme includes:
- The construction of a new berth next to the existing berth;
- The purchase and installation of bulk gantry cranes;
- Installation of stacker/reclaimers and belt conveyors;
- Installation of coal storage areas and railway loading station.