Gujarat Maritime Board, is a Nodal and Coordinating Agency for implementation of the Port Policy issued by Government of Gujarat which is popularly known as BOOT (Build-Own-Operate- Transfer). The State Government after completing the compliance of the provisions of the Land Acquisitions Act has the mandate to hand over the acquired lands to Gujarat Maritime Board for the Development of this Port near Dwarka in the state of Gujrat. As per the Policy it is the responsibility of Government / GMB to allot the land on lease to the Developer consequent upon execution of Concession Agreement.

SKIL Infrastructure Limited and Port of Rotterdam (POR) entered into a binding heads of agreement in December 2008 with respect to the development of an all weather deep-water port in near Dwarka in Gujrat, Gujarat (“Port West”) through a joint venture, with POR making its investments through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SKIL Infrastructure Limited along with Gujarat Positra Port Company Limited (renamed as Gujarat-Dwarka Portwest Limited) ('GDPL') and POR, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2009 with the Gujarat Port Infrastructure and Development Company Limited with respect to the development and ownership of Port West. Gujarat Maritime Board, had taken action to acquire 3400 Hectares of land for development of the Port at near Dwarka in Gujrat. The land concession agreement is to be negotiated with Gujarat Maritime Board. Action of extending terms of reference (ToR) is being taken up with the Ministry of Environment, Government of India. A detailed feasibility report stands completed by Maunsell Harris, USA and is getting updated. GDPL is in the process of obtaining clearance under requisite environment laws for the Port West project, after the work undertaken by NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) Nagpur is completed, as per the mandate given by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India New Delhi

Navigational properties 
  1. Port would be home to India’s first deep sea container terminal capable of receiving fourth generation container vessels (18m draft).
  2. Naturally sheltered by 11 islands.
  3. Has 2 approach channels facilitating greater access.
Other Strengths
  1. Situated on India’s West Coast, which handles 60% of the impex sea borne cargo
  2. Located in Gujarat in the most industrialized belt of India.
  3. Ideally positioned to serve as a gateway port to the highly industrialized hinterland in North Western India.
Connectivity Details
  1. The Positra village is 8.1 kms from Gopitalab which is planned to be widened and constructed with an investment of Rs. 5.50 crores by the State Government to link the area to the State highway 25 and often to the National Highway. 
  2. The last mile connectivity for the rail networking to the extent of less than 20 kms is planned to be undertaken by the PMC (Port Management Company), along with Indian Railways, as a SPV.
  3. Aiport- Jamnagar (125 km) & Rajkot (230 km).
Operational Model
  1. Port West is planned to operate on a Landlord Port Model for expanded terminals.
  2. PMC will develop all the back-up infrastructure and land.
  3. It would have an integrated logistic system (road, rail, telematica).
  4. The project initially will limit itself to develop a container terminal and a bulk terminal.
  5. The port would be designed with flexibility to include a container & Bulk Terminal.