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Gujarat Chemical PortGujarat Chemical Port Terminal Co. Ltd. (GCPTCL) is a commercial Port and Storage Terminal, dedicated for handling Liquid & Gaseous Chemicals falling in "A", "B" & "General" Classes, including petroleum products. It is a modern Port & Storage Terminal, fully computerized, with state-of-the-art technology and added leverage of "Single-Window" Operations. GCPTCL - an opportunity forever, for importers and exporters - is all set to revolutionize the chemicals traffic for both domestic and International business.

The Jetty can berth ships of 6,000 DWT to 60,000 DWT and the capacity of the Storage Terminal is 4,80,000 cubic meters. Additional capacities can be created to suite specific requirements of the customer at attractive commercial terms.


History of GCPTCL

The wealth and culture of Gandhar - Dahej region are legendary in the history of Gujarat. Dahej is situated at the estuary of Narmada river in Gulf of Khambhat, and for ages, it has been a major centre for internal and international trade.

The development of the area received a boost when sizeable reserves of gas and oil were found in the area. Later M/s.IPCL put up its Gas Cracker complex at Gandhar / Dahej. Over a period, the idea of developing a Port in Dahej region took shape and Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (GCPTCL) was conceived.

GCPTCL Promoters

GCPTCL, is a joint venture company, promoted by seven premier Corporates in India, namely

Reliance Industries Ltd.

 Gujarat Maritime Board. (GMB)

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Co. Ltd. (GNFC)
Gujarat Alkalis & Chemicals Ltd. (GACL)
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC)
Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation Ltd. (GIIC)
Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation. (GIDC)



Corporate Objectives

GCPTCL aims to
  • Sustain and ensure the growth of Indian chemical industry by providing sophisticated infrastructure and comprehensive services to facilitate import as well as export of liquid / gaseous chemicals, including petroleum& cryogenic products.

  • Serve the customer by providing prompt, efficient and safe services of international standards - Offshore & Onshore - at optimum cost, minimal turn-around time, zero product loss and zero demurrage.



GCPTCL has been set up with an objective of being a most advanced Port & Terminal to efficiently & safely handle the hazardous chemicals and therefore, the following features have been made a part of the project from the beginning:

  • Control RoomPLC based Terminal automation System for Tank Farm Management, Plant Control, Loading Management, Logistic Management, etc.
  • All facilities fully computerized, including support functions which are covered in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • Computerized network connecting Jetty, Terminal, Material Gate, Warehouse, Control Room, Security, Administration, etc.

  • Remote controlled eight Loading/Unloading arms at Jetty Head; equipped with Emergency Release System, for transfer of cargo from / to ship.

  • Specialized tanks, such as, cryogenic Double Walled Storage Tanks, Spheres, etc.

  • Closed Cargo Handling System to facilitate faster Turn Around Time, Zero Cargo Loss, Zero Contamination

  • Computerized Tanker Filling Gantries & Weigh Bridges

Products handled

GCPTCL mainly handles the following products at present, apart from other compatible products and can create facilities to handle more products as per future needs on attractive commercial terms.
  • Propane
  • Butadiene
  • Naphtha
  • LPG
  • Ethane
  • Para-Xylene
  • Styrene
  • Methanol
  • Caustic Lye
  • MEG
  • Acetic Acid
  • Ethylene Di-Chloride
  • Propylene Oxide




GCPTCL will :
  • Ease congestion at Mumbai, Kandla and other ports
  • Ease handling of hazardous chemicals by road from Mumbai, Kandla, thereby minimizing wastage & leakages, and reducing National loss
  • Promote industries near Dahej and in the vast Hinterland
  • Generate employment opportunities
  • Tap abundant feedstock from neighbouring countries
  • Strategically Located - "Golden Corridor of Indian Chemical Industry"
  • Proximity to Asia's largest chemical industry zone and vast hinterland in Western, Central & North - Western India
  • Proximity to Gulf Countries - a Reservoir of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
  • Proximity to major shipping routes
  • Deep Draught & Direct Berthing Facility
  • Dedicated to handle Liquid Hazardous Chemicals, falling in "A", "B" & "General" class categories including petroleum & cryogenic products.
  • Plans afoot for construction of 2nd jetty, capable of handling larger ships & various other products.
  • Provision of pipe trestle for the future jetty is already made in the present facility.
  • Expansion of storage facility to cater to additional products.