PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with first barge and train volumes
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited ("BMCT") continued to improve connectivity and ease of doing business for JNPT (“Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust”) users with its first barge and train volumes last week, the company said in its press release. A 90 - TEU (twenty - foot equivalent unit) block train departed for Mandideep on 13 March 2018, while a second train left for Nagpur on 16 March. Both trains were operated by Container Corporation of India (“Concor”).
On 18 March, there were both barge and rail movements as Shahi Shipping’s “Royal Hugli” barge loaded 75 TEU s at BMCT for the short marine transit to Mumbai Port Trust; while an export train operated by Concor arrived from Boisar, carrying containers for other terminals in JNPT. Containers for other JNPT terminals arriving by rail at BMCT will be trucked less than 4 km via JNPT’s South Gate, to connect with export vessels berthed at those terminals. BMCT is one of only two terminals in JNPT able to offer customers direct barge connections.
The rail capacity at BMCT’s railyard will be doubled by the end of 2022 with the completion of BMCT’s Phase 2, adding four more RMGs and three more lines to become the largest railyard in a container terminal in India.
About PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals
PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) is located in Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) in Maharashtra, India’s largest and premier container gateway. The terminal is equipped with the latest technology to offer customers fast turnaround of their vessels and is also well - connected by major highways and rail networks to key markets in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the National Capital Region of India. It serves the important industrial and manufacturing centres and cities in Northwest India, as well as India’s largest hinterland with a population in excess of 400 million. BMCT ’s Phase 1 development has a quay length of 1000 metres and the deepest berths at JNP, capable of handling super post - panamax vessels. When fully completed, the terminal will have a berth length of 2,000 metres.