For constructing Rs 1,800-crore liquid terminal for the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai, five companies, including Adani Ports and United Liner Agencies (ULA), have shown interest. Apart from ULA and Adani, Aegis Logistics, IMC and Netherlands's Vopak are expected to submit their applications on October 21, which is the deadline, the JNPT has said.
JNPT said that the proposed terminal will handle edible oil, chemicals, liquid fertilisers as well as petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL). There is a great demand for handling chemical and edible oil. Mumbai Port Trust primarily handles POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants), the JNPT said.
To construct the liquid terminal it will take five to eight years and when it come into being it will handle 15.5 million tonne per annum and is expected to be built in two phases. It will have a liquid jetty and a tank farm spread over 70 hectares.