MUMBAI: Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pvt Ltd (BMCT), a subsidiary of PSA International Pte Ltd and India’s largest container terminal, has welcomed 3 additional Super Post Panamax Quay Cranes on 18 April 2019 increasing its fleet size to 12 Quay Cranes. With this addition, BMCT will reach the full Phase 1 capacity of 2.4 million TEUs as the new mega cranes will be progressively activated to operations after final commissioning.
BMCT has handled more than 520,000 TEUs in the last financial year ( 2018-2019 ) , a significant achievement for a start up terminal that has just crossed its first year of operations.
Commenting on the arrival, Sivakumar K , General Manager, said, “We are delighted to receive these new cranes, which are equipped with the latest technology and will allow BMCT to handle multiple large container vessels concurrently alongside our 1000 m berth.
BMCT’s consistently high productivity and berthing flexibility due to our scale offers customers numerous possibilities to hub and grow their service networks at BMCT. We are grateful for the support of all our customers in a great start up year.”
Planning of BMCT’s Phase 2 is currently underway and will commence construction in the 4th quarter of 2019. The Phase 2 expansion is expected to be operational by end 2022 and will bring the total capacity of BMCT to 4.8 million TEUs with a land area of 200 hectares.
About PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals
PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) is located in Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) in Maharashtra, India’s largest and premier container gateway. The terminal is equipped with the latest technology to offer customers fast turnaround of their vessels and is also well-connected by major highways and rail networks to key markets in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the National Capital Region of India. It serves the important industrial and manufacturing centres and cities in Northwest India, as well as India’s largest hinterland with a population in excess of 400 million. BMCT’s Phase 1 development has a quay length of 1000 metres and the deepest berths at JNP, capable of handling super post-panamax vessels. When fully completed, the terminal will have a berth length of 2,000 metres.
About PSA International
As one of the leading global port groups, PSA participates in around 40 terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Terminals and PSA Antwerp. PSA strives to continue growing its port network alongside its shipping line customers and become the preferred partner to port stakeholders across the world. Employing the finest talents in the industry, PSA delivers reliable and best-in-class service to its customers and develops win-win relationships with its partners. As the port operator of choice in the world’s gateway hubs, PSA is “The World’s Port of Call”.