New Developments

The port is developing at a fast pace and new services and facilities are added on a continuous basis. Some of the new infrastructural facilities that are coming up on the virgin South side of Krishnapatnam Port are as follows:

Krishnapatnam to be developed into a smart city-This smart city will be built on four pillars: Physical Infrastructure, Social Infrastructure, Institutional Infrastructure and Economic Infrastructure


Pipeline Infrastructure


Krishnapatnam Port is fast emerging as a recognized hub for edible oil refineries with an optimal blend of port infrastructural facilities and Greenfield opportunities. The efficiency and operational dynamism of the largest upcoming port of India is a clear advantage, making it the perfect destination for port based industries.

Major edible oil refineries have realized this business potential and are already operational around Krishnapatnam Port while others are under development. Till date 6 edible oil refinery plants have started operations around Krishnapatnam Port, with many more under consideration:

The upcoming power projects in the vicinity of Krishnapatnam Port will require coal in excess of 40 MTPA. In addition, 38 Mn MTs of coal required for:

Sr. No. Edible Oil Refineries Capacity in TPD
1 South India Edible Oils 1,000
2 Emami Foods 1,000
3 Adani Wilmar 650
4 Saraiwaala Agri Refineries 650
5 Gemini Oils 650
6 Foods, Fats & Fertilisers 650

Krishnapatnam Port successfully completed one million ton discharge of Edible oils through single pipeline in FY 2012-13. This achievement stands out in the history of any port in India. KPCL commenced the pipeline operations on October 10, 2010 and till date there have been zero complaints

Port Infrastructure for Edible Oil - Business

  • Port presently has a 16 inches pipeline facility directly from berth to the refineries and is developing a second pipeline
  • Length of the pipeline is 6.5 km
  • Provision for 4-Pipeline infrastructure to meet future requirements

Advantages for Edible Refineries @ Krishnapatnam Port

  • Strategic location - covering Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Major consumption centers like Hyderabad (490 km), Bengaluru (380 km) and Chennai (180 km) can be serviced from the port
  • Large tracts of clean land available for setting up Integrated Plants
  • End-to-end services with zero cargo losses
  • High discharge rates of up to 600 TPH because of 16 inch pipeline