Railway network at Port of Visakhapatnam is the largest amongst Indian Ports with over 200km rail length, over 30 Sidings and ~60% rail coefficient. The Port has a close interface with Waltair Division of East Coast Railways which facilitates quick transportation of EXIM cargo from/to all the States in the Country and at time to Pakistan and Bangladesh also. Port is equipped with 15 WDS-6 locos of 1400 HP and 3 WDG-3 locos of 3100 HP capacity for carrying Train operations.
The Rail network at Port has two systems viz., Iron ore(Mechanical Tippling) and General (other than Iron ore Mechanical), for handling food grains, fertilizers, thermal coal, steel products, coking coal, Iron Ore(manual unloading) & other mineral ores, POL products etc.
Iron Ore (Mechanical Tippling) System: The interchange yard between Port & Railways is Ore Exchange Complex (OEC) of the Waltair Marshalling Yard (MYD) of East Coast Railways. Iron Ore trains for mechanical tippling are transported with Port locomotives from OEC to the Port Ore Handling Complex (OHC) and mechanically tippled at its Tipplers. The average interchange between the Port and Railways at OEC is ~24 per day.
General Traffic (other than Iron Ore Mechanical):