KEL prides itself on the modern storage facilities it owns at Kandla port, in Gujarat. The storage Division, which began in 1960 with a modest beginning of 2 tanks,has now grown to a total of 64 tanks in 2 terminals aggregating a storage capacity of 127000 Kilo Litres.
There are special tanks for the storage of products that require heating and insulation, and stainless steel tanks / coated tanks for products that cannot be stored in conventional mild steel tanks. These facilities are offered to importers and exporters for storage and handling of various bulk liquid cargoes such as Chemicals, Petroleum products, Edible Oil, Non-Edible oils, Alcohols etc.
The storage business has given the appropriate thrust and impetus to the KEL's growth and has potential for further development. The tanks at Kandla are situated right in front of the jetties ensuring a quick and smooth loading and off-loading of bulk liquids at a high pumping rate. Multiple Jetty Lines permit simultaneous discharge of cargo from more than one vessel at any point of time.
The possibilities for expansion at Kandla are great and KEL looks forward to an exciting fast paced development of this business in the coming years.