1] GENERAL INFORMATION
The PORT PIPAVAV in latitude 20 54 N 071 30 E (on Indian Hydrographic . Charts 2100,BA Chart No. 1486 edition 2006) was inaugurated in 1997 as a joint venture with the State of Gujarat. Having been constructed to serve the rich hinterland of South Saurashtra (140 km SW of Bhavnagar / Alang ship breaking yard) and as a container terminal and good place of refuge on the West Coast of India bordering Arabian Sea.
1.1 PORT LIMITS
The port facilities are within the Port of Pipavav under the jurisdiction of the Gujarat Maritime Board. Notified boundaries are: with in latitude 20 STN 07134E, 2056N, 07128E, 2054N, 07128E, 2053N, 07132E.
Gazette notification G/PT/11/94/IPA/1393-100(1)/GM, dated 8.12.1994, readwith IV Act 1917 as amended 2005.
1.2 DESCRIPTION OF THE BERTHS
The present berths facing the island of Sial Bet lie in line 050-230 and are numbered 1 to 4 and designed to accommodate container vessels of up to LOA 305 mtrs, draft 14.0 mtrs., bulk carriers of up to LOA 240 mtrs, draft 13.0 mtrs. (at HW ) and small LPG Tankers. Max. Cargo 10,000t.
Berths are situated 3.5 kilometers from the main gate connected by a private road providing vehicular access to them.
2] BERTHS AND PILOTAGE
Berth Available :
- Port has 4 berth's.
- Berth 1-3 are dedicated for Bulk / B Bulk.
- Berth 4 is for Container.
- B -1 is a mechanized Berth with Shore Crane and Conveyor system for Coal.
However, Coal operation can be done at other 2 berth's, using vessel crane.
BERTHS: GPPL JETTY
NORTH END 20 55 19.17N 071 30 53.89E.
SOUTH END 20 54 58.79N 071 30 24.01E.
Jetty level +6.5 M. Cargo gear min outreach from shipside 8.50 Mtr.
Berth pocket depth -13.5 mtrs.
NORTH END 20 55 26.29N 071 31 01.92E.
SOUTH END 20 55 20.57N 071 30 55.08 E.
** For LPG berth, Min. Length of parallel body 47 M. Berthing / unberthing in day light hours only. No double banking.
Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels calling port of Pipavav.
The licensed pilot will board 2-3 cables SSW of the fairway buoy using pilot boat or a port tug.
Vessels proceeding to anchorage should approach Savaibet lighthouse from southerly direction. Tidal streams south of Shiyalbet and Savaibet flow 070 – 250 with a rate 3 to 4 knots.
Inside the Port tidal stream flow along the jetty in a NE - SW direction with a rate upto 3 knots.
Channel depth 14.5 Mtrs. Turning basin depth 13.5 Mtrs.
GPPL jetty basin depth 13.5 Mtrs at berth 1,2,3 and 15.5 Mtrs at Berth 4 & LPG.
Strong sets will be experienced at entrance to the channel. Mariners are cautioned not to attempt entering the channel without a licensed Pilot on board.
Vessels will berth any time depending on size and draft. For deep draft vessels pilot boarding is planned to commence at the top of the tide.
The port has employed two rail mounted Electric Level Luffing (ELL) cranes from B M Titan of Belgium.
The rated handling capacity of this conveyor system is 2,000 MTs per hour.
This conveyor unloader system is served thru 4 hoppers by these 2 shore cranes of 40 mt capacity n 12 cbm grabs n used for the gearless vessels.
For the geared vessels they use this system by using 2 / 3 ship cranes/grabs to discharge into 2/3 hoppers with a combination of 1 shore crane into the 4th hopper.
Should recheck n cnfm with receivers to ensure the receivers requisition fr the shore facility in advance.
The disrate achieved is ard 15-20000 mt/day with 2 shore cranes/grabs.
The vessels cranes should have sufficient outreach [Min 8.5 mtrs from ships rails.
Following are the details of Shore cranes available at Port of Pipavav :
- SWL 100 T Hook Mode
- SWL 34T spreader mode and depending lowest angle possible it can load 29 tons.
- Max outreach 50m
- 1 nos jetty 2 & 3
- 2 nos new cranes have also arrived and under erection.
- B M Titan
- SWL 42T at 20m
- SWL 26T at 35m
- Max outreach 35m
- 2 nos jetty 1
- RMQC –Mitsubishi
- 3 x 40T with 20 CBM Grabs
- 20 CBM grabs
- 3 nos jetty 2 & 3
The maximum capacity of BM Titans is 26 Tonnes in Grab Mode.
The maximum capacity of Gottwald is 32 tonnes in Grab mode and for heavy lift operation, the maximum capacity is 100 Tonnes.
MASTER TO CONTACT PIPAVAV PORT CONTROL ON VHF CH 16/71 FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
VSL SHUD BE ISPS COMPLIANT.
PIPAVAV PORT IS ISPS COMPLIANT N SECURITYLEVEL IS 2.
PORT WORKS 24 HOURS A DAY.
The density of the seawater here is approximately 1024 but may reduce up to 1020 during monsoon.