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Gangavaram port (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

Gangavaram port (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

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Description

Gangavaram Port is located at Visakhapatnam, the industrial nerve center of Andhra Pradesh. The coast here forms a bay between Yarada Hill at north and Mukkoma Hill at south. A creek in between these two hills forms Balacheruvu Lagoon, where the natural port of Gangavaram has been developed.

Gangavaram Port  is India's deepest port. It has a depth of 21m. Gangavaram Port provides efficient cargo handling services for a variety of bulk and break bulk cargo groups including Coal, Iron Ore, Fertilizer, Limestone, Bauxite, Raw Sugar, Project Cargo, Alumina, Steel products etc.

The Port, its related facilities and material handling system are among the most advanced in Asia and meet the highest standards in terms of pollution prevention and safety.

Berthing Facilities (5 Berths: Iron Ore 1; Coal 1; Multipurpose 3)
Depth in harbor 19.5m below CD
Mechanized Coal and Iron Ore discharge and loading systems for vessels upto 200,000 DWT
Mechanized Wagon Loading and Wagon Tippling System
New generation Mobile Harbor Cranes for other bulk and break bulk cargoes
Iron ore stackyard and coal stackyard with storage capacity of more than 1 MMT and 2 MMT respectively
Covered transit storage for bulk and break cargoes
Tel: +91 404 4349999
Fax:+91 404 4349990
Mail: port@gangavaram.com

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Pigeon Island Gangavaram (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

0.7nm
37°
Pigeon Islet, 21m high and rocky, lies in a small bay 5 miles NE of Kutu Konda.
5 Apr 12

Dolphin's Nose (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

4.2nm
43°
Dolphin’s Nose, a bluff headland 163m high, is conspicuous when viewed from the NE or SW. A lighthouse with a racon, two radio masts, and a flagstaff stand on Dolphin’s Nose.Dolphin’s Nose has been reported to be a good radar target up to 17 miles.Caution: A wreck lies about ...
5 Apr 12

Kakinda

4.9nm
15°
1 Jan 70

Vizag military harbour (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

4.9nm
15°
The city was so important during times of war that the Indian government decided to set up the Eastern Naval Command, overlooking the more populous Chennai and Kolkata, and developed Visakhapatnam during that period. 
The establishment of the E.N.C. soon after the construction ...
9 Apr 12

Visakhapatnam port (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

5.2nm
45°
Vishakhapatnam, a port of growing importance and the fourth largest port in India, lies at the mouth of the Meghadri River, close NW of Dolphin’s Nose.
Petroleum and iron ore products are the principal exports.
The only shipyard in India capable of building ocean-going merchant ...
5 Apr 12

Pudimadaka lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

15nm
238°
Pudimadaka Village lies on the shore of a bight about 4 miles NE of Rambilli Beacon. A red stone temple, with three towers, lies in the village.The light was commissioned on 21st January 1971 and renovated in 1991. The lighthouse was on a masonry tower of 26 meters height. It has ...
5 Apr 12

Bhimunipatnam (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

20nm
36°
Bhimunipatnam lies on the S side of the mouth of the large and shallow Gostani River. Vessels anchor in the open roadstead off the town to work cargo.
The town is built on the E slopes of a hill, 166m high, which is topped by some trees and a pyramidal obelisk. A white temple lies ...
12 Apr 12

Hope Island (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

64nm
231°
Hope Island (16 km long sand spit from the sand carried by the waters of Godavari delta), one of a chain of similar islands which form part of the delta of the Godavari River, is low, swampy, and covered with jungle.
The area between Kakinada coast and Hope Island is known as Kakinada ...
28 Mar 12

Konada (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

29nm
38°
Konada lies at the mouth of a small river. Several white buildings and some trees lie on the N side of the river.The coast between Konada and Kalingapatam, about 37 miles ENE, consists of a sandy beach backed by low sandhills.
14 Apr 12

Santhapalli rocks (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

36nm
50°
Santapelli rocks, with a least depth of 1.5m and dangerous wrecks close E, lie between 5.5 and 6 miles SE of Santapilli Light. The sea breaks heavily over these dangers with a moderate swell, but not in good weather.
The channel between these rocks and the mainland is safe only ...
15 Apr 12

Agra Rock (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

42nm
45°
Agra Rock, with a least depth of 5.5m, lies about 3.5 miles E of Ramachandrapur. The sea seldom breaks over this danger.
15 Apr 12

Godavari point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

64nm
233°
Godavari Point is the N extremity of a low sandy spit and narrow sand bank, which forms a part of the coast N of Hope Island.
The coast between the mouth of the Gautami Godavari and Godavari Point, about 24 miles to the N, is very low and intersected by many small outlets. The ...
11 Jul 12
Local Area

East Coast of India

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In the Indian Ocean, India ...
20 Mar 12

Bay of Bengal

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20 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

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6 Apr 12

Kakinada (Cocanada) bay (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Cocanada Bay (Kakinada Bay), a shallow body of water filled with extensive drying mud flats at its head, is entered between Godavari Point and the coast about 2.8 miles WNW.
For many years the bay has been silting up because of the discharge from the Godavari River, about 8 miles ...
4 Apr 12

Paluru to Chilka mouth (Orissa-NE India)

A low beach of sand hills extends 32 miles NE from Paluru Bluff to Chilka Mouth, the entrance of Chilka Lake. There are few landmarks found along this part of the coast.
Mita Kua Bungalow, a small white house on a sand hill close to the coast about 20 miles ENE of Paluru Bluff, ...
19 Apr 12

False Bay (Orissa-NE India)

False Bay lies between Nurrea Banga Nassi and Maipura Point, about 20 miles NE, at the entrance of the Maipura River.
Depths in the bay decrease gradually toward the shore over a bottom of olive-green mud, in the S part, to a bottom of sand and mud, in the N part.
The shore ...
24 Apr 12
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