Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals to commence Operations soon

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 28-12-2017        Tweet

BMCT will be the Largest Container Terminal in India with a capacity of 4.8m TEUs

NAVI MUMBAI: Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pvt. Ltd. (BMCT – a subsidiary of PSA International of Singapore) was awarded the prestigious project of ‘Development of Fourth Container Terminal’ (FCT) on Design, Built, Fund, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis in line with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s (JNPT) initiative of modernisation and capacity addition programme in May 2014.

Under the esteemed Sagarmala programme for modernisation of ports, the Ministry of Shipping had identified more than 500 projects, out of which about 200 projects are on the anvil. JNPT’s Fourth Container Terminal was one such project.

Sharing the Government of India’s vision and with a commitment to the trade, BMCT has developed the FCT. Spread over a concession period of 30 years with a revenue share of 35.790%, BMCT is India’s largest FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) PPP (Public-Private Partnership) port project and will meet the trade’s pent-up demand for mega capacity in India’s premier port of call. 

With an estimated investment, as assessed by JNPT, of INR 7,935 crores spread over eight years for two phases, (Phase-I Rs.4719 Crores and Phase-II Rs. 3196 crores BMCT will be the largest container terminal in India with a capacity of 4.8m TEUs.

We are proud and pleased to share that Phase-I construction of BMCT has been completed as per schedule and a provisional completion certificate is issued to BMCTPL. The terminal is expected to commence operations shortly.

The facilities offered by BMCT in Phase 1 include:

•             a 1000 m long quay with 5 approach trestles,

•             a huge storage facility comprising 9336 ground slots with rail/road connectivity

•             state of the art container handling equipment - 12 Nos Quay cranes, 04 Nos RMGCs and 36 Nos RTGCs,

•             324 reefer container ground slots that include 1620 reefer plugs.

•             4 railway lines. BMCT’s rail facilities will be the largest Terminal Rail infrastructure in India. The on-dock Dedicated Freight Corridor (“DFC&rdquoblink1.gif compliant facility in JNPT- BMCT is capable of handling 1.5km long, 360 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (“TEU&rdquoblink1.gif container trains on completion of the DFC. 

BMCT is equipped with the latest technology and equipment to offer customers fast turnaround of their vessels. JNPT is well-connected by major highways and rail networks to key markets in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the National Capital Region of India.

The Port and the Ministry of Shipping has provided all supporting infrastructure and assistance on a continuous basis for operationalisation of the terminal thus fulfilling the initiatives of the prestigious Sagarmala initiatives by Ministry of Shipping and will also help to cater the growing demands and expectations of India’s growing Export-Import Trade.

The development of the FCT reinforces JNPT’s position as the Premier Container port of India.