The projected throughput level of cargo is expected to pick-up in a phased manner for Karaikal Port and the facility is planned keeping this aspect in view.

The facility planning of Karaikal Port Private Limited ensured that

  • Equipment / infrastructure will be add-on-type and state-of-the-art.
  • Equipment and its rating, particularly at the berth(s), will match the international trade practices to ensure freight benefits, least congestion at port, etc.
  • Keep the facility commensurate with project cargo requirement.
  • Cause least interruptions to the on-going operations while integrating the next phase equipment with the operating facility.

Hence due to the growing demand and increased need to cater to the increased traffic flow the Bulk Material handling equipments were planned as part of Mechanization.

The following equipments are in advanced stage of completion

S.No Project Component Quantity
1 Grab type Ship Unloaders 2 Nos
2 Bucket wheel Stacker Cum Reclaimer 2 Nos
3 Belt Conveyor System Lot
4 Rapid Truck Loading System 1 No
5 In-Motion Wagon Loading System 1 No

Ship Unloader:

Salient Features:

  • No of Ship Unloaders : 2 Nos
  • Unloading rate : 2000 TPH
  • Grab Capacity : 38 MT
  • Cycle Time : 75 Cycles per Hour


The ship unloader serves for unloading of Coal from Ships. The material is unloaded by means of a grab which loads it into the hopper. Then it is extracted from the hopper by means of Belt feeder installed in the unloader. This belt feeder transfers the material on to the cross Conveyor and to a transfer house. The Unloader is provided with rail clamps and storm anchoring pins for anti storm purpose in out-of-operation position.

Dust development is limited by dust protection walls and in addition by means of water spraying system. The unloader is fed with water by a rubber hose, which is installed in a hose reeling drum.

Belt Conveyor System (Receiving at Berth and Transportation to Stockyard) :

Salient Features

  • Length :5.7 Km
  • Capacity : 4000 TPH
  • Belt Speed : 3.5 m/s


  • Continuous flow of material;
  • Flexibility in redirecting the flow of material as per the site availability;
  • Stockyard and its interfacing (in this case the stockyard is virtually behind the berths);
  • Less space requirement for transportation
  • Least power requirement and capability of carrying large quantity
  • Near pollution free system
  • Stacker Reclaimer

    Salient Features

    • No of Stacker cum Reclaimer : 2Nos
    • Rated Stacking Capacity : 4000 TPH
    • Rated Reclaiming Capacity : 2500 TPH
    • No of Buckets : 8 Nos


    In order to facilitate unloading facility to discharge cargo on a continuous basis the stacking system should have matching capability not only with respect to continuous operation but also in terms of handling capacity. Hence the stacking capacity per yard conveyor will be rated as 4000 TPH, i.e. matching with combined rated capacity of two unloaders.

    The reclaiming system is generally influenced by the stacking method. For stockyard built by mobile stacking equipment it is inevitable that the reclaiming system will also be similar.

    Truck Loading Station:

    Salient Features

    • No of Bays :3 Bays
    • Capacity of silo : 200 MT each


    Truck Loading Station # TLS will be used for loading truck. Three (3) bays are required for truck loading. Each bay will have truck loading system complete with gate, truck loading spout, weighing system and necessary Electrical & Control System along with 3 Nos of Weigh Bridge.

    In-motion Wagon Loading System

    Salient Features

    • Quantity :3 Bays
    • Capacity of silo : 200 MT each
    • Pre-weigh Bin Capacity : 72 MT


    The In- Wagon Loading Station will be used for loading a rake of open type Wagons while in motion hauled by loco. Type of wagons in a rake will generally be identical .However a rake consisting of mixed (type) wagons with different payload may also arrive at Port for receiving coal. Hence the Wagon Loading System shall be capable to handle the above mixed wagon rake. Prior to starting of load operation, the Silo will be filled with the type of cargo planned to be dispatched by rail.