Ennore port is the 12th major port in India. It is an all-weather, deep-water port situated on the Coromandal coast about 24km along the coast line north of Chennai Port, in the State of Tamil Nadu, India. Sical operates two terminals at Ennore port for handling coal and iron ore.
Sical Iron Ore Terminals Limited
At Ennore port, Sical has an Iron Ore terminal. Sical has in place a well structured and a highly efficient logistics system to control the entire gamut of operations from unloading of wagons to loading of ships. The infrastructural capability at this terminal is on par with the best international standards.
The terminal is built under BOT and is operational for 30 years. Though the current capacity per annum is at six million tons the existing infrastructure can be further leveraged to handle 12 million tons per annum to meet growth volumes.
6 Million MT/year in Phase I
12 Million MT/year in Phase II
1600 TPH in Phase I
24 Box N Wagons per hour in Phase I
3200 TPH in Phase II
48 Box N Wagons per hour in Phase II
4000TPH (1 No. in Phase–I & 2 No. in Phase-II)
Stacker cum Reclaimer
5000 TPH (1 No. in Phase–I & 2 No. in Phase-II)
1.2 Mil MT in Phase I
2.4 Mil MT in Phase II
Cross Country Conveyor System
5000 TPH (about 6km long)
To suit up to Cape Size Vessels of 150,000 DWT
(Provision for extending to suit Super Cape Size Vessels of 250,000 DWT).
This terminal is very process oriented and requires co-ordination, timing and perfect execution to achieve productivity, something Sical is best at. The wagons are received at the marshalling yard where they are first sorted for the next step of processing. The wagon is placed on the tippling system to be unloaded and readied to be transported to the stock yard. The stock yard is well stocked with cargo handling equipments. The iron ore is finally loaded onto marine vessels with the help of massive ship loaders before they set sail to reach their destinations.
Efficient Logistics Systems
Sical’s fully integrated system is responsible for seamless movement of iron ore from wagons to ships. On any given day the assured loading capacity is 50,000 MT, which is the highest in the country. Its value added solutions evident in the entire supply chain is comparable to countries like Australia and Brazil it terms of scheduling, process flow management and delivery. Translating its concerns for the environment into action, Sical has in place a well integrated pollution control system.
The terminal has a vast stockpile area to store cargo. The stacking yard is well planned to provide for proper segregation and storing of multigrades. Sical also offers exclusive storage space for each customer.
Not only is the terminal supported on the outside with good road transport network, but also with railway siding layout helping in reduce the turnaround time of rakes.
North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) road. TPP road connects the port to NH4, NH5 and NH45.
Port is connected by rail to the Chennai-Gudur Section (North-East Line) of the Southern Railway and is now being doubled. The rail lines have been connected to SIOTL siding through 2 dedicated lines.
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