India: PSA Inks Contract for JN Port’s Fourth Container Terminal
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA Bharat Investments Pte Ltd, signed the concession with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) yesterday to develop the JN Port’s fourth container terminal on a design, build, operate, finance and transfer basis in Mumbai for a period of 30 years.
Located at India’s largest and premier container gateway port, BMCT will have berths with a depth of 16.5 metres, the deepest in JN Port. BMCT will be equipped with the latest technology and equipment to serve important industrial and manufacturing centres and cities in India’s largest hinterland. BMCT is well-connected by major highways and rail networks to key markets in India, a fast-growing economy.
“Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pvt Ltd is PSA International’s latest port project in India. PSA will work along with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to develop this very important terminal in India to cater to the increasing demand for container handling capacity, and facilitate maritime trade in India,” said Mr. Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International.
When BMCT is fully completed, it will have a quay length of 2,000 metres with a design capacity of 4.8 million TEUs per annum.
Press Release, May 7, 2014