Located within the sheltered Mormugoa Harbour, the berths at South West Port allow for year long, all-weather operations. The total berth length is 450 metres, with two berths in line. Coal comprises the bulk of imported goods while exports are dominated by steel coils manufactured by the JSW Steel plant at Toranagallu.


The South West Port has two multipurpose cargo handling berths with the capacity to handle 7.5 million tonnes of cargo. The terminal currently handles all the export-import requirements of JSW Steel plant at Toranagallu, Karnataka – i.e. coal, iron ore and finished steel products.
The berths are equipped with:
• Fully mechanised cargo handling systems
• 3 mobile harbour cranes
The berths have the advantage of a rail head that comes right up to the berths, making cargo-handling easier and more efficient.


• South West Port operates two multipurpose cargo handling berths.
• Two berths in line, with a total berth length of 450 metres.
• 3 mobile harbour cranes, of which 2 that were recently added, replacing older cranes, have a discharge capacity of 40,000 TPD.

Cargo Handling Infrastructure

Cargo-handling facilities include
• Fully mechanised cargo handling systems
• 6 Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes for handling steel in storage area
• Mechanised wagon loading system connected by closed conveying system
• Cargo storage capacity of 200,000 tonnes
In Phase II, the capacity will be expanded to 50 million tonnes with a total of 10 berths.

South West Port has a cargo-handling capacity of 7.5 million tonnes. It can also handle more than five rakes per day on an average, allowing for quick cargo turnaround in the stackyard. With the rail head coming right up to the berths, cargo-handling is made easier and more efficient.


Support Services

Support services are readily available at South West Port since the terminals are located within the functioning Mormugao Port.

Services include

• Vessel Traffic Management System

• Tugs

• Navigation aids

• Ship repair

• Fresh water and provisions

• Medical aid and other services



Container Berth 3B and 4A Under Construction

LNG Terminal Proposed

Tug Berth Proposed

Expansion Plans

Focused on technological advancements to create state-of-the-art facilities. South West Port undertakes regular upgrade and modernisation exercises.

It recently replaced the existing Mobile Harbor Cranes with higher capacity cranes as the existing cranes had already completed more than 23,000 hours of operations. The new cranes have better efficiencies and can discharge 40,000 TPD coal.

The Company is also in discussion with Mormugao Port Trust for the installation of in-motion wagon loading systems with ancillary facilities like Conveyers and Silos.

It is planning to increase the capacity of the conveyor system by 20 percent.

Plans to invest in additional mechanical equipment for handling heavier steel coils are also underway.

Connectivity at the Port is likely to improve soon, with the Government of Goa planning and contemplating to double the Vasco-Londa line.