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.
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.