National Maritime Directory

Berthing Policy Highlights
Deendayal Port practices trade friendly, output oriented and progressive berthing policy. The berthing policy categorizes vessels into Export group, Import Group, Container Group.
The highlights of the policy are as follows:
    Allotment of two berths for container vessels.
    Four berths for export cargo.
    Three berths for import cargo.
    One berth for senior most vessels.
Within the above groups, the following priorities are followed:
    Priority berthing for costal vessels.
    One berth in exports group reserved for food grains.
    One berth each in export & import groups for vessels assuring 6000 MT throughput per day.
    Any other priority accorded by the Government from time to time in respective groups.
Port Clearance
Goods shall not be removed from the port premises unless respective entry in the customs import bill of entry or export shipping bill and also submission of the receipt of all port dues. Port charges on goods landed together with any other charges incurred under the boards scale of rates shall be paid before removal of goods from the port premises.
To make Deendayal Port a state of art port after the world class facilities, substantial amount is kept for the infrastructure development in next five year plan. The yearwise projection are as below
Year Funds (In crores)
2002-2003 95.10
2003-2004 97.95
2004-2005 100.55
2005-2006 101.45
2006-2007 102.65
Operating Conditions
    All weather port
    Tropical and dry climatic conditions.
    Temprature varies from 25oC to 44oC during summer and from 10oC to 25oC during winter.
    Scanty rainfall thereby enabling round the year operations.
    Uninterrupted and smooth port operations round the year due to ideal climatic conditions.
    No adverse wave effact being a sheltered harbour situated in the creek.
    The only Indian port which is nearest to the Middle East and Europe.
Regulations and Notes
DPT is abided by the Deendayal Port Regulations 1967 and for the employees DPT is also employees regulations.
Hazardous Goods
DPT handling different varieties of Hazardous Cargo as per the safety and security norms of Govt. of India.
Port Labour
Port is having three category of Labour (A,B,C) where A category labour are permanent, the labour of B category will be available as and when required and the labour of C category is daily rated (Causal). Port is having total of 47 gangs of A category +2 gangs of B category labour . There are 14 labour and 1 mukadam in one gang. The average gang shift output is 408 tones.
Training Institutes
National Institute of Port Management(NIPM)
East Coast Road, Uthandi,
Chennai – 600 019
Tel.No : 044-4491454
E-mail :
Indian Institute of Port Management(IIPM)
40, Circular Garden Reach Road,
Calcutta – 700 043
Tel. No : 033-439 4123/4124
E-mail :
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