Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), recently awarded the work for upgradation, equipping, operation, maintenance and transfer of Shallow Water Berth (SWB) facility and newly constructed Coastal Berth (CB) through PPP for a period of 30 years on lease basis.
While Shallow Water Berth is permitted to handle Container, Liquid, Steel, Project Cargo, Ro-Ro, Ropax and other clean cargoes covering both coastal and Export Import, the Coastal Berth is permitted to handle only coastal commodities like Cement, Steel, Containers and other clean cargoes.
It is pertinent to note that all the terminals under JNPA are handling exclusively containers, where in the operators are handling their services on a weekly basis under fixed berthing windows. As a part of this endeavor to keep augmenting well developed infrastructure in port and in order to cater to non window vessels carrying multipurpose cargoes which arrive on adhoc basis, JNPA is instrumental in providing exclusive facilities for such vessels at the Shallow Water Berth.
Under this initiative by JNPA, NhavaSheva Distribution Terminal handled their first vessel MV UAFL ATHENS operated by Benlines on behalf of United Africa Feeder Lines on the 26th August ‘23 and handled around 230 TEUs on board during its stay at the berth. This service is operating to various ports covering Jebel Ali, Port Victoria, Nakala, Mutsamudu and Zanzibar carrying essential commodities like garments, pharma, machinery, paper etc.
In order to promote the policy of JNPA to support the trade, NhavaSheva Distribution Terminal will be providing berths to other adhoc services also operating in these sectors, who find it difficult in getting a timely slot in other terminals of Jawaharlal Nehru Port on a regular basis.
NhavaSheva Distribution Terminal would like to thank Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, Shri UnmeshWagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman and all HOD’s of JNPA for their continuous support in promoting the trade handled through Jawaharlal Nehru Port Terminals.