The foundation stone has been laid at Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Ltd (BMCT), the fourth container terminal in Mumbai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JN Port).
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, shipping minister Nitin Gadkari and Anil Diggikar, chairman of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), were among those in attendance at BMCT, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA Bharat Investments Pte Ltd, itself a subsidiary of PSA International.
Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International, who was also present, said: ” The Indian government has identified sustainable economic growth as a key pillar in the country’s ‘Vision 2022’ and the development of BMCT, PSA’s latest port project in India, will help facilitate that.”
BMCT will be completed in two phases with each phase of the terminal having an annual capacity of 2.4m teu.
The development of Phase 1 is expected to be completed in three years. Upon full completion of both phases, BMCT will have a quay length of 2,000 m, 24 quay cranes and a designed capacity of 4.8m teu per annum.
JN Port’s other container facilities comprise the state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), Gateway Terminals India (GTI), which is operated by APM Terminals and Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), run by DP World.