Shipping and port information
Iron ore from Goa is shipped mainly through two ports, namely Mormugoa, and Panjim. More information about the Port infrastructure and loading facilities are given below. The actual load rates given below are indicative and can vary depending on commercially agreed load rates, barge availability and weather conditions.
Mechanical Ore Handling Plant (MOHP) no. 9 which was commissioned in 1979. The major portion of iron ore trade is presently handled through the MOHP. The annual turnover of this plant is approximately 12 million tons. The loading rate which can be achieved per day, is between 25,000 to 35,000 tons depending upon the size of the vessels and whether it is a gearless vessel. The maximum loading draft at berth no 9 is:
Fair season (November to May) 13.00m ( 12.30 at any state of tide
14.00m in conjunction with high tide
11.50 to 12.80 progressively from September to October
Monsoon (June to 15th September to October)
A Transhipper is a mechanical ore handling
vessel which can load without any draft restrictions in mid-stream.
(Excluding the pre-monsoon period). The loading rate, which can be
achieved per day, is between 12,000 to 15,000 tons depending on the
weather. Presently there are more than five such transhippers available
for loading vessels on spot basis and subject to port authority approval.
Grab Loading by ships grabs