This port generating one thousand TEU’s of containerized cargo eases the functioning of the import-export taking place along the coast. With this, the Port of Paradip has made its mark in international trade with an overall capacity of 20 berths and employing over 700 million people.
It may interest you to know that the local logistics zone of the port has the capacity to handle 20 million tonnes of coal imports per annum. It is also a multimodal port which specialises with the handling of dry cargo, iron ore, cooking oil, pig iron and container.
The land of the port was initially a mangrove swamp used by the local villagers for fishing and hunting. The development of the port then began in 1950 with the efforts of former Chief Minister of Orissa, Biju Patnaik. The foundation stone of the port was laid on 3rd January 162 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and from that day there was no looking back.
The port is well-known for its fishing marine activities has a capacity to handle about 532 thousand tonnes of liquid cargo. What’s makes it all the more significant is that the port of Paradip has four tranship sheds and two warehouses outside the port area. A port so strategically planned is bound to drive the regional economy serving as the agent of change.