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Publication date 11/10/2005

Haldia Dock Complex

General Description

The Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) (latitude 22 02 North, Longitude 88 06 East) is situated on the left bank of the river Hooghly , 50kms from the Pilot Boarding Point (Middleton Fairway Buoy). Calcutta is 104km upstream. Pilotage is needed for about 100km.

The draught varies from 8.50 to 9.50m depending of the time of the year. A dredging programme is aiming at 9 to 9.5m of navigable draught. Draught at berth varies from 11.5 berths 10 & 11) to 13.7 (berth 9)

HDC is connected by road to the NH 41 links with NH 6 connecting Chennai, Mumbai among others. A State Highway is running parallel to NH 41 which also connects Haldia with the network of National Highways.

HDC is connected by rail to the South Eastern Railway.

Containers are being handled at berths 9, 10 & 11.

HDC has got a storage capacity of over 78.000 sq. m of covered space and over 133.000sq.m of open space.

In 1999-2000 Haldia handled 20.7 million tonnes of cargo.

HDC comprises 12 berths of which 9 berhs are located inside the impounded dock. Three oil jetties are located on the river:

  • No. 5: mechanised bulk cargo handling system for coking coal
  • No. 6: conventional handling of bulk and break bulk with vessels’ own gears
  • No. 7: conventional handling of bulk and breakbulk with vessels’ own gears
  • No. 8: mechanised bulk cargo handling system for coking coal
  • No. 9: container berth, covered storage shed of 9.300 sq. m.
  • No. 10: general cargo and containers, back up area of 10.000 sq. m.
  • No. 11: general cargo and containers, back up area of 11.000 sq. m.
  • No. 4A and 4B: Dry bulk cargo
  • No. 12: break bulk and container cargo

Discharge rates

Discharge rates are generally the same in Calcutta and Haldia:

  • bulk 250Mt/hook/shift
  • bagged 150Mt/hook/shift
  • containers 50/60 boxes/shift

The port is working three shifts, seven days a week:

  • Day shift 06.00 – 14.00 (recess 10.00 – 10.30)
  • Afternoon shift 14.00 – 22.00 (recess 18.00 – 18.30)
  • Night shift 22.00 – 06.00 (recess 02.00 – 02.30)

Vessel specifications

  • length 190.0m (vessels over 190m and not exceeding 230m may wait long before getting a berth
  • beam 32.2m
  • depth at port depending on the tide
  • berth 11.0m maximum

Port cargo handling equipment

Ships have to use their own gears. There are no shore cranes, mobile cranes, bagging equipment and no vacuvators.

Some transfer equipment is available:

  • fork lift trucks: 1 x 10Mt, 4 x 3Mt and 2 x 2.25Mt
  • mobile cranes: 1 x 6Mt, 1 x 10Mt
  • payloader: 3 x 12Mt
  • toplift truck: 1 x 35Mt
  • truck-trailer combination: 1 x 45Mt, 3 x 50Mt

Storage charges: 30 days free storage for relief cargo, containerized or break bulk, for Bhutan and Nepal.

Container handling equipment

The Container Park Yard (CPY) is serviced by one 30t Rail Mounted Gantry Crane. CPY has a stacking capacity of about 1600 containers and facilities to accommodate 12 reefer containers. CPY is directly connected to the railway system.

Container handling rates ares

  • 20’ IRs 4780.00 (US$ 99.6)
  • 40’ IRs 7170.00 (US$ 149.4)

Port cost for bulk/bagged cargo vessels

Marine charges for vessels

A) Pilotage

  • Up to 5000 GRT - US$ 0.70 per GRT (Min. US$ 1400/-)
  • 5001 to 15000 GRT - US$ 0.65 per GRT (Min. US$ 3500/-)
  • Above 15000 GRT - US$ 0.60 per GRT (Min. US$ 9750/-)

B) Port dues

  • Up to 3000 GRT - US$ 0.18 per GRT
  • Above 3000 GRT - US$ 0.30 per GRT

C) Berth hire

  • Up to 3000 GRT - US$ 0.0233 per GRT (Min. 46.60 per 8 hrs)
  • 3001 to 10000 GRT - US$ 0.0200 per GRT (Min. 69.90 per 8 hrs)
  • Above 10000 GRT - US$ 0.0167 per GRT (Min. 200.00 per 8 hrs)

Port dues, Pilotage and Berth hire are increased with a 10% Special Charge and a 5% Service Tax.

Port cost for stevedoring fees

Bulk:

  • Free out : Cargo Receivers to pay
  • Liner out : IRs. 85.00 (US$ 5.1) per MT from ship's hold to under tackle including grabs

Bagged:

  • Ship's hold to under tackle - IRs 75.00 (US$ 1.5) per MT
  • Ship’s tackle to stacked - IRs 110.00 (US$ 2.3) per MT
  • Ship's hold to stacked - IRs 185.00 (US4 3.9) per MT
  • On board charges for Bulk/bagged cargo amounting to IRs 110.00 (US$ 2.3) per MT + 10 percent special charges and + 5 percent service tax will also apply

Security:

  • the port is well guarded and so far no incident has been reported

Additional comments:

  • vessel must be geared for cargo discharging, grab operations. Mobile cranes, forklifts, bagging, stitching equipment, etc. can be arranged from private sources if required.

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