Singapore’s PSA International has started work on its US$350m expansion of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s largest container gateway.
PSA won the bid to construct and manage a US$1.3bn fourth container terminal at JNPT, beating off competition from Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone. The company’s successful bid comes two years after it walked away from the same project, citing problems with its partner company ABG Ports.
The new terminal will be known as Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT). It will be designed to handle super post-Panamax vessels and when fully completed will have a quay length of 2,000 m, with the deepest berths in JNPT. It will also be equipped with the latest technology and equipment to offer customers fast turnaround times. Phase 1 of BMCT is expected to begin operations in early 2018.