Hazira is a town and a transshipment port in the Surat district in the Gujarat state in southwestern India.
Hazira is one of the major ports of India and the most important element of
Surat Metropolitan Region. It is known as the industrial hub of India. The town is located on the bank of the Tapti River, eight kilometres from the Arabian Sea. It is a centre for health tourism due to its natural springs, and a base for major industrial and shipping facilities like Essar, Kribhco, Shell, Larsen & Toubro, NTPC, ONGC, GAIL, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, UltraTech Cement and Reliance Industries.
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Hajira is situated at a distance of 25 km from
Surat and approximately 300 km from Mumbai.
Hazira Port is a deep-water liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and multi-cargo port. The LNG terminal is operational and India's largest, with a storage and export capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. It is a joint venture between Shell Oil and Total S.A. Storage and export capacity is intended to be increased to 3.8 million tonnes by the end of 2009.  
container terminal capable of handling one million TEU is also currently under construction by Singapore company PSA Corporation. 
L&T shipyard started production of small ships and naval craft in 2010.
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Nadkarni, Shirish (11 December 2008). "Developers sought for Hazira port". Lloyd's List Daily Commercial News. Informa Australia. p. 20.