Visakha Container Terminal (VCT), strategically located on the center of East Coast of India is blessed with natural depth of 16.5 m with a current capacity to handle 0.7 million TEUs. For catering to the growing container volumes, VCT has already commenced expanding the existing terminal with an additional quay length of 395 metres which is expected to be ready for operation by March ’21. This facility will be equipped to handle an additional volume of 0.6 million TEUs there by enhancing the annual terminal handling capacity to 1.3 million TEUS.
VCT has hence ideally suited to be a hub port on the East Coast of India with the capability of handling large volumes of container transshipment traffic , also because of its natural advantages and several main line services calling the terminal. VCT is gradually evolving as a regional transhipment hub in the Bay of Bengal with containers from Kolkata, Haldia, Paradip, Kakinada, Chittagong and Yangon.
VCT cater to the vast hinterland of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, MP, UP, North India, and to Nepal. The terminal is well-equipped with modern infrastructure including Post Panamax STS cranes, Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes , 366 reefer plug points, adequate power back up, full-length rail sidings , NAVIS SPARCS N 4 , SAP software and has moved a step further in terms of technology with automation in gate lanes.
It has well established rail and road connectivity to the hinterland thereby providing smooth access for cargo movement to local hinterland and ICDs at NCR, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Raipur. VCT is accredited with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001: 2007, ISO 28000:2007, ISO / IEC 27001:2013 and has been conferred AEO status by Customs.