Indian PM inaugurates fourth JNPT container terminal

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will almost double its container-handling capacity in Mumbai with the inauguration of its fourth container terminal by Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The new terminal will add a capacity of 2.4 million containers per year in Phase-I and after completion of Phase-II in 2022, the capacity of JNPT will be 10 million containers per year.

The two-phase project has been developed on a design, built, fund, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis for a concession period of 30 years.

The terminal will be linked to the dedicated rail freight corridor and will be able to receive 350 containers per rake.

The facility will also have provision for storing 1,600 reefer (refrigerated) containers to handle agricultural and horticulture produce.

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