Barges to move con­tain­ers from JNPT to MBPT

Maritime Gateway - - Brief News -

The Min­istry of Ship­ping is con­sid­er­ing a plan to soon ferry con­tain­ers by barge from JNPT to MBPT in­stead of the longer land route. The aim is to bring down con­ges­tion in Mum­bai, Thane and Bhi­wandi. The plan en­com­passes de­vel­op­ing a large size go-down in Mum­bai to store the con­tain­ers, the process for which will be­gin soon. When im­ple­mented, it will bring down the to­tal num­ber of trailer trucks en­ter­ing the city by 1,000 daily, in ad­di­tion to the hun­dreds of smaller trucks and tem­pos.

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