Essar Ports has commissioned a 16 million tonne per annum dry bulk terminal at the Indian port of Paradip. This is involved the upgrading and mechanization of the 230m-long CQ3 berth, which now has a 100% automated shiploading system in place that offers a 5,000tph (tonne per hour) capacity. The quay is connected to the stockpile by a 9km conveyor system, while the yard itself has been equipped with two reclaimers, each offering capacity of 2,500tph.