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Dhamra Port Company Limited is indeed an Island of Excellence

“The Stones may be old, but they are chiseled afresh. The Civilization may be ancient, but it is born again. The people may be young, but they never forget. The day might be like any other, but it marks a new dawn” – Anand Ranganathan.

The above lines echo the growth story of Dhamra which used to be a hamlet cocooned between sleepy fishing villages where the locals always believed in teamwork, sharing skill sets, and working harmoniously with a continuous flow of fearless vigor. The air around boasts of a juxtaposition of myriad talents stitched into a pool of kaleidoscopic attributes of positive mindset.

When Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Ports &SEZ, the search for a workforce with a hunger to be the fulcrum of the Port had its own story to tell. The gush of talent willing to work in the port requires even greater professionalism, specialization, safety, stability, and competencies. All of these were matched by the motto “WILL TO WIN, SKILL TO WIN” and duly engaged to be the partners in progress.

Today, DPCL has had a paradigm shift in its approach and has upgraded its fundamental attributes due to technical metamorphosis and the high degree of cybernation processes superlative quality instructions, and guidance tools. All of these were quickly absorbed by the very same locals who have been engaged to be a part of the Port activities. The success of the Port has been its willingness to challenge its achievements and strive to be the largest port in the eastern part of the country.

The Port today triumphantly thrives on a superior workforce which works with seamless energy, combined with the industrious team of local people endorsed by the stakeholders who have contributed to the success story of Dhamra Port. Meticulous planning, combined with state-of-the-art technology has helped in synchronized efforts in symbolizing a well-built and a robust ecosystem which has been self-reliant and help to sustain an all-weather port, which can withstand severe weather conditions, and still maintain uninterrupted services against all odds.

It has been a genuine show of strength by DPCL to put across its best effort and ensure its worthiness to prove that it will challenge all its acme which it achieves year after year. Today, this Port is a motivational value for the future aspirants of India who wish to bring forth a visionary value and contribute to the GDP growth of the country.

Today, the Port Periphery is convinced with the realization that they have been assigned a role in the task of nation-building; the realization which encourages them to put their hearts into fulfilling the commitment. Whatever is done by DPCL towards nation-building affects the whole society —the young and the old alike. With the required qualities of honesty, intelligence, and leadership, the community at large is genuinely involved and is always prepared to work sincerely for the overall welfare.  More than 90% of the local youth are trained in vocational streams and are being allowed to develop scientific tempers. DPCL always ensures that it injects fresh vigor into youthfulness, arouses their confidence, and develops a sense of honor, an appreciation for their cultural heritage, and finally, a patriotic fervor and aspire to construct a healthy and strong India.

At DPCL, it is seamlessly synchronizing efforts to ensure all functions are duty-bound to ensure safety, sanctity, and well-being of all workforce & stakeholders engaging in day-to-day operations.  The Port’s inherent strength has always been backed by its capability of developing or retaining competitive advantages. One such example of unmatched cohesiveness is the ability to create a new milestone in the DPCL-railway department by handling 8726 inward and outward rakes in the financial year 2023-24. These rakes if placed one behind one another, are a whopping 6108 km, which is nearly the distance from Chandigarh to Kanyakumari and back. This achievement underscores the fact that at Adani ports, meticulous planning and inter-departmental synchronization have always played a key role in ensuring success and breaking records year after year. In the financial year 2023-24, The Dhamra Port Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of APSEZ, achieved its highest cargo handling of 42.81 MMT cargo throughput in the financial year 2023-24. This milestone marks its best performance since the port’s inception. This year Dhamra Port added an LNG terminal facility, which is the best in the class. The terminal can berth the widest range of LNG vessels all year round, transport gas via pipelines, trucks, or on reloaded vessels.

DPCL also achieved a growth of 37%, over last FY 2022-23, this milestone achieved is a testimony of the port’s preparedness by handling higher volume in a short time through resilience, accepting the challenge, and meeting the best throughput. This inclusive growth has been catalyzed by various stakeholders including Indian Railways, the Customs Dept, Immigration Dept, District Administrations with their trust, relentless work, and collaborative approach. The eco-system developed is giving greater strength in the future growth of Dhamra Port, marching towards 100 MMT port in next few years. Adani Foundation at Dhamra, strives to create sustainable opportunities by facilitating quality education, enabling youth with income-generating skills, promoting healthy society and supporting infrastructure development.

Customers have expressed their great satisfaction & confidence through long-term service agreements and increasing volumes at Dhamra Port on Y-O-Y basis. Today, Dhamra is one of the deep draft ports of India which can accommodate super cape-size vessels. It is an all-weather, multi-user, multi-cargo port poised to become the largest and most efficient port on the east coast of India. Situated between Haldia and Paradip, Dhamra Port is in proximity to the mineral belt of Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal and offers deepened hinterland connectivity and operational efficiency

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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