OSL has made a name for itself as one of the top ten stevedoring companies in India. India has about 200 non-major/intermediate ports in addition to its 12 main ports (under state government administration). Mudra is India’s largest private port, while Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is India’s largest major port. Due to the country’s strategic location with a coastlie of approximately 7,517km, coastal development has become one of the major identified components under the Sagarmala Programme.
New port development and port connectivity enhancement have been one of the top issues to be addressed on the country’s agenda. The new Paradip New Mega Port Project is
currently under development and the total cost of the project is USD 1.18 bn. Last year, Paradip Port was one of 12 major ports under the Centre’s administrative jurisdiction that
handled more than 100 million tonnes of cargo. Paradip Port has also been designated as a Smart Industrial Port City (SIPC) by the Indian government, and the region is quickly becoming a significant industrial center of India. Heavy-lift mining equipment, such as Haulpak dumpers and excavators, were transported overseas through Paradip Port, which is marked as a historic development for Odisha’s main port. What is noteworthy is that the operation was overseen and handled by the Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) team.