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INDEX
1. General
1.1 Definition
1.2 Abbreviations
1.3 General Customs formalities
2. Vessel Operations
2.1 Berthing Planning
2.1.1 Pro-forma Vessel Schedules
2.1.2 Initial Vessel Berthing Request
2.1.3 Detailed Vessel Call Information
2.1.4 Availability of Quay-Wall Space
2.1.5 Vessel Connections
2.2 Technical Vessel Information
2.3 Discharge Operations
2.3.1 Discharge Information
2.3.2 Transshipment Containers
2.3.3 Discharge Checking Activities
2.3.4 Discharge Reporting
2.3.5 Over-Landed (Out-of-List) Containers
2.3.6 Short-Landed Containers
2.4 Loading Operations
2.4.1 Loading Information
2.4.2 Stowage Approval
2.4.3 Pro-Forma Cargo Deadline
2.4.4 Loading Checking Activities
2.4.5 Loading Reporting
2.5 Berthing Application
2.6 Terminal Handling Charges
2.7 Vessel Related Charges
2.8 Vessel Bunkering, Repair & Provisioning
2.9 Vessel Clearance Formalities
3. Landside Operations
3.1 Gate Operations
3.1.1 Terminal Access Control
3.1.2 Container Exit and Access validation
3.1.2.1 Export Containers
3.1.2.2 Import Containers
3.1.3 Gate Inspection Process
3.1.4 Equipment Interchange Report (EIR)
3.2 Rail Operations
3.2.1 Import Containers
3.2.2 Export Containers
4. Door Direction of Container
5. Break-Bulk
5.1 Break-Bulk Requirements
5.2 Break-Bulk Restrictions
6. Direct Deliveries
7. Dangerous Cargo
7.1 Dangerous Cargo Restrictions
7.2 Dangerous Cargo Manifest and Documentation
8. Container Rework and Cross Stuffing
9. Reefer Containers
10. Container Cleaning and Repair activities
11. Liability
12. Terminal Planning Software & EDI

1. GENERAL
The purpose of this document is to describe the operational procedures for handling of containers and vessels to be followed by the Shipping Lines for smooth operations at the Visakha Container Terminal. For movement of containers through VCT, Shipping Lines or their authorised agents need to get registered with VCT by complying with the requisite formalities. 1.1 INTRODUCTION.

VISAKHAPATNAM PORT:
Port of Visakhapatnam is one of the leading major ports of India and is located on the east coast midway between Kolkata and Chennai.The Port has three harbours viz., outer harbour, inner harbour and the fishing harbour. The outer harbour with a water spread of 200 hectares has 6 berths and the inner harbour with a water spread of 100 hectares has 18 berths.Bestowed with natural deep water basins, the outer harbour is capable of accommodating 150,000 DWT vessels and draft upto 17 meters. The inner harbour berths are PANAMAX compatible and are capable of accommodating vessels upto 230 meters LOA and draft upto 11 meters. The Port is catering to the key industries like the petroleum, steel, power and fertilizers besides other manufacturing industries and playing catalyst role for the agricultural and industrial development of its hinterland spreading from the south to the north. During the FY 201011 the Port handled a record quantity of 68.01 million tones of cargo. The Port is equipped with an array of cargo transfer systems. The mechanical ore handling plant consists of fully mechanized receiving and shipping systems designed to loads iron ore directly into the vessels through conveyors. The Port is operating its own Railway network of about 200 Kms., which is linked to the Trunk Railways. The Port is well connected to the NH5 by a 4 lane connectivity road. The Port has Electric Wharf Cranes of capacities ranging from 10 to 20 T and 2 nos., Harbour Mobile Cranes of 140 tonne capacity. Mechanical loading facilities exist for handling Alumina and fertilisers. The Off Shore Tanker Terminal in the Outer harbour discharges crude oil directly to the tanks of...
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