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    Krishnapatnam Port is situated in Nellore District located at latitude 14°15’ North and Longitude 81°08’ East on the left bank of Upputeru River and well connected with the National Highway 5 and also a railway line at a distance of 21 KMs.

This is the first Greenfield Port privatized by the Government and licenced to M/s. Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited on January 4, 1997 to develop into Deep Water Port on BOST terms.

Krishnapatnam port has a total cargo potential to handle 25 MTS per annum in the short term and over 100 MTS per annum in the long term.

This port is emerging as the port of choice for all cargoes originating from and destined to be delivered to the Southern and central parts of Andhra Pradesh, Eastern Karnataka and Northern Tamil Nadu, Chathisgarh.

Under the planning stage are state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate deep draft vessels to be able to provide high quality service at an attractive price to port users. The Government plans to develop a SEZ close to the port. This will add to the envisaged traffic volumes and increase the opportunities for trade and industry in the District.

Phase-I development, completed by March, 2009, four berths are completed – two mechanized Iron Ore Berths with an export capacity of 9 MTPA, a mechanized Coal Berth with an import capacity of 7 MTPA and a mechanized General Cargo Berth with a handling capacity of 3.0 MTPA. The depths at berths would be (-) 15 m with a turning circle of (-) 15.6 m and a channel of (-) 16.2 m.

In an historic event, for the first lime in India, an agreement was signed among the consortium comprising of one private party and three Government agencies in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and other dignitaries for construction of 114 kms. Rail link to the hinterland.

A 114-km long Board Gauge railway line will be laid at a cost of Rs.758 Crores connecting Obulavaripalli (Mumbai – Chennai Railway line) to Krishnapatnam Port crossing Howrah-Chennai grand trunk line at Venkatachalem (near Nellore). The entire project will be completed by mid 2014, however, the initial 23 kms. Rail line connecting Krishnapatnam Port to the existing Venkatachalam siding on the main North-South rail route is completed, to coincide with the commissioning of Phase-I of the Port.

A 21-km long four lane road with 6-lane ROW is laid parallel to the railway line at a cost of Rs.147 crores from NH-5 to the Krishnapatnam Port. Also provision is made for a 8 metre pipe line corridor along the rail-road.


  • Fully mechanized bulk material handling system for coal and iron ore.
  • Modern habour mobile cranes for other bulk and break bulk cargoes.
  • Vast open storage and covered transit sheds with road and rail linkages for bulk and break bulk cargoes.
  • Environment friendly green belts, advanced dust suppression systems, rain harvesting, lakes and parks.
  • Internal Railway System of 18.5 km with a side arm charger, a twin wagon tippler for iron ore and mechanized wagon loading system for coal.
  • 38 million cum. of capital dredging for handling 1,05,000 DWT ships.
  • In Phase I, 4 Berths completed by March, 2009. Iron ore – 2 Berths, Coal – 1 Berth, General Cargo – 1 Berth.
  • Depth available is 16.50 Mts.
  • The Port handling capacity is 20 Million Tons.
  • Commercial operations are commenced from 20-3-2009.
  • During 2009-10 cargo handled is 16.12 Million Tons and during 2010-11 cargo handled is 15.91Million Tons.


  • 4 More berths constructed for General cargo and are in operation.
  • 3 More berths are under construction stage.
  • Dedicated berths for handling coal for Power Plants like UMPP, APGENCO and Private Power Plants.
  • Container berth with handling equipment.
  • Additional General Cargo Berths for augmenting handling of agri products and fertilizers.
  • A heavy lifts berth with design strength of 12 T/m2 for handling over dimensional Cargo.
  • Mechanized system for handling fertilizer cargo.


  • After completion of Phase II, 15 Berths will be made available.
  • Port handling capacity would be 85 Million Tons by 2016 after completion of Phase II.
  • Scope for development of 51 berths with a handling capacity of 135 MTPA in addition to 7.0 million TEUs of container.
  • Integrated container complex with a quay length of 2500 m.
  • A dedicated port for marine and passenger cruise and repair and maintenance facilities.
  • Provision for crude, POL and LNG berths.
  • 5800 acres of land available for port development and port based industries.

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