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