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Port of Magdalla

Port of Magdalla
port town
Port of Magdalla is located in Gujarat
Port of Magdalla
Port of Magdalla
Location in Gujarat, India
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surat
Talukas Choryasi
 • Body Gujarat Marinetime Board
 • Total 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 14,500
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 395007
Telephone code 0261
Vehicle registration GJ-5
Nearest city Udhana
Civic agency Gujarat Marinetime Board
Distance from Udhana 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) (land)
Distance from Surat 18 kilometres (11 mi) NE (land)
Distance from Sachin 19 kilometres (12 mi) SE (land)

The Port of Magdalla is a port located on the western shores of India in southern Gujarat, on the southern bank of the Tapti river. A deep water anchorage is located 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest from the port. It is connected with Udhana city GIDC and Pandesara Industrial Estate which is about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away. The port is connected with Surat by state highway No.66. An air port is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the port. Magdalla Port is also well connected by road and rail with several other towns in the area.


Magdalla Shipyard as seen from ONGC bridge

After bifurcation of Mumbai State in 1960 the committee for development of Intermediate Ports recommended for the development of Magdalla Port site for cargo operation by carrying out required necessary dredging and creating necessary landing place and support fleet and infrastructure facilities taking into account the growth of Udhana as an Industrial area. Finally Magdalla Port was opened out in 1966 as an intermediate Port during which year the port has handled Bananas as export cargo and fertilizers, foodgrain as Import cargo.

In 1979 Kakarapar and Ukai Dam was constructed on Tapti River. Thereafter, in 1979–80, M/s. Narmada Cement Co. Ltd., was established. Magdalla Port came into operation from 1982. Number of big industries have been set up on the banks of river Tapi. The Gujarat Maritime Board has permitted these industries to construct their captive jetties to facilitate their captive cargo requirements.

Pre-arrival information

ETA’s ETA messages are to be given by Masters/Owners to Charters/Shippers or Consignees 7,5,3,2, & 1 day prior to arrival or as per the charter party. Message should contain arrival date/time.


There is no coastal radio station in port. All messages should be sent via Mumbai or Kandla Radio. V.H.F. Port maintains watch on channel 16/12.

Health regulations

Local Civil Surgeon grants pratique.


No immigration facilities available locally. In case of emergency, permission to land ashore is granted by State Capital Gandhinagar & New Delhi.


SEA BUOYS, FAIRWAYS AND CHANNELS :- Approach on the Fairway Buoy. The channel is marked on either hand by Catamaran buoys.


Not Compulsory.


The deep water anchorage is 10 nautical miles (19 km) Southwest from Magdalla Port as marked on Indian Naval Hydrographic Charts No. 2019 and 2101. Tanker and Bulk carrier lighterage operations take place at deepwater anchorage as nominated by the Port Officer.

Tidal information

(spring tide ) in mtr. (Year - 2012)

                  High Water                      Low Water

(a) Outer Hazira - (+) 8.43 (+) 0.36 (b) Inner Hazira — (+) 6.49 (+) 0.57 (c )Magdalla Port — (+) 5.11 (-) -0.14 Note:- The day to day predicted Tide Table Book is available with Port Office only.

Dock density

Variable, depending on the state of the tide.


Prevailing winds SW and NE monsoons. Monsoon Period: 15 May to 14 September of the year.


(i) Indian Naval Hydrographic Chart No. 2101; 2019

Port Infrastructure/Storage

Open plots ( Asphalt/R.C.C.) 6 17100 Sqm

Storage Godowns

4 2814 Sqm.

Berths and cargo


                                                      METERS          METERS 

G.M.B. JETTIES (i) Jetty No. I ( Four points) 1 210.80 21.00 (ii) Jetty No. II 1 143.50 11.00 (iii) Wharf & Jetty at Dumas 1 36.00 5.50 (iv) Wharf & Jetty at Surat 1 38.70 13.40 CAPTIVE JETTIES (1) ESSAR JETTIES: (i) Main Jetty 1 457.00 12.00 (ii) L.P.G. Jetty 1 14.00 10.00 (2) R.I.L. JETTIES/SBM (i) Ethylene Jetty 1 38.00 20.00 (ii) 2nd Gas Jetty 1 20.00 40.00 (iii) E.D.C. Jetty 1 9.50 8.50 (iv) S.B.M. 1 (Installed at Suwali point) (DWA) (3) L & T JETTIES : (i) Main Jetty 1 72.00 16.00 (ii) Ro-Ro Jetty 1 90.00 10.00 (4) G.A.C.L. JETTY : 1 44.00 6.00 (5) KRIBHCO JETTY : 1 147.00 30.00

Introduction of GMB/captive jetties

GMB JETTY No: 1 : Mainly M/s. GSFC, Baroda, M/s. GNFC, Bharuch, M/s. GACL etc. are import their cargo Rock Phosphate and M/s. Bhatia Coal Industries, M/s. Adani Exports, M/s. GNFC and other traders are import their cargo Coal through this jetty. M/s. Ruchi Soya Industries Export his cargo Soyabean Ext. and M/s. Ashwani Shipping Exported Molasses from this jetty. The average discharge rates of cargoes are 4000 MT to 10000 MT per day. Cargoes are lighterage through I.V. Barges from Mother Vessel lying at DWA, Magdalla. GMB JETTY NO. 2 : This jetty used by M/s. Narmada Cement Co. Ltd., Magdalla. They bring Cement and Clinker for his plants through small oceangoing vessels from Jafrabad. They create the facilities of conveyor belt from jetty to plants and also mobilized bulk cement loader for unloading of their cargoes.

Essar jetties

M/S. Essar Steel ltd., located at Surat – Hazira road. They had constructed captive jetty in 1989 for import of their row material i.e. Iron Ore, Sponge Iron, Scrap, Pig Iron, Lime Stone etc. and Export of H.R. Coils, Sheets, H.B.I., Iron Ore Fines from their jetty. M/s. Essar also constructed LPG jetty for import of LPG for captive use of their industries. M/s. Essar brings the floating Cranes for faster unloading of cargo from gear less vessels which are brings more than 1 lack MT cargo at DWA.

Reliance jetties

M/s. Reliance Industries Ltd., Hazira had constructed their captive jetties at Tapti River Channel for Import of Chemicals and Gases like E.D.C., Butene, Propylene, Octane, Benzene and they also Export Ethylene, Benzene, Mix C-4 from their captive jetties.

Single Point Mooring Buoy

M/S. Reliance Industries ltd., Hazira had also created the facility of Single Point Mooring Buoy at Suvali for Import of Naphtha and Paraxylene through pipelines. M/s. IOC also uses this facility for Import and Export their products.

L & T jetty

M/S. Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Hazira had constructed captive jetties for Export their Machinery product and ODC cargo. they have main 3 jetty

GACL jetty

M/S. Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd., had constructed captive jetty for Import of Bulk Cement from Muldwarka through their small oceangoing vessels.

Kribhco Jetty

M/s. KRIBHCO constructed this jetty for import of their project Machinery. This jetty was idle from long time.

ABG shipyard

ABG Shipyard Ltd.: has four jetties used for outfitting purpose of vessels it manufacture including News Print Carriers, container vessels and Mini Bulk Carriers etc.


Iron Ore, Scrap, Petroleum and chemical products, Coal, Rock Phosphate, Soyabean Ext., Molasses, Clinker and Cement.


Supply of Bunker, Stores and Fresh water can be arranged moti 17:29, 13 April 2009 (UTC) shiptradenews / v n jhaveri, editor, Shipping & Trade NewsLetter, Jamnagar, Gujarat.

  • Reliance,Official Website
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