JNPT’s 4th ter­mi­nal to be In­dia’s largest

The new fourth con­tainer ter­mi­nal will add ca­pac­ity of 24 lakh con­tain­ers per year in Phase-I and af­ter com­ple­tion of Phase-II in 2022 the ca­pac­ity of JNPT will be 100 lakh con­tain­ers per year.

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JNPT is all set to dou­ble its con­tainer han­dling ca­pac­ity with ad­di­tion of its new fourth ter­mi­nal which has been com­pleted in record time. The foun­da­tion stone for the same was laid by Prime Min­is­ter in Oc­to­ber, 2015.

“The first Phase of the ter­mi­nal is ready in record time. Lo­gis­tics plays a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of the economy and the gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to pro­vide world class lo­gis­tics and in­fra­struc­ture fa­cil­i­ties so that trade flour­ishes,” says Nitin Gad­kari, Min­is­ter of Ship­ping, Road Trans­port & High­ways, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. The Fourth Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (FCT) has been de­vel­oped on De­sign, Built, Fund, Op­er­ate and Trans­fer (DBFOT) ba­sis for con­ces­sion pe­riod of 30 years with an es­ti­mated

`7915 cost of crore. The project is be­ing im­ple­mented in two Phases. i.e. Phase –I and Phase –II. The in­dica­tive cost of the project for Phase – I is `4719 crore.

The PSA ter­mi­nal will be able to dock mother ves­sels, han­dle the big­gest con­tainer ships from a quay length of one km, and cranes that can reach 22 rows wide or greater. Thus, the com­mence­ment of op­er­a­tions at the fourth ter­mi­nal of­fers a great op­por­tu­nity for the EXIM com­mu­nity to avail of the new fa­cil­i­ties. This ter­mi­nal will be linked to the ded­i­cated rail freight cor­ri­dor and will be able to re­ceive about 350 con­tain­ers per rake. The fa­cil­ity will also have pro­vi­sion for stor­ing 1,600 reefer (re­frig­er­ated) con­tain­ers to han­dle agri­cul­tural and hor­ti­cul­ture pro­duce. Un­der Sa­gar­mala, 101 projects worth `2.5

Lakh crore have been planned In Maharashtra. Out of th­ese five projects have al­ready been com­pleted and 58 projects are un­der var­i­ous stages of de­vel­op­ment.

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