• 2018 March 20 17:56

    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.




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