Media reports say that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India's largest container port, is to build Rs 1,800 crore new liquid terminal. JNPT is to build the terminal through public-private-partnership route. The port's Deputy Chairman N N Kumar said that the Port Trust has finalised plans to build the terminal having a capacity of 15 million tonne per annum and it will needed an investment of Rs 1,600-1,800 crore.
The planned new terminal will have a liquid jetty and a tank farm spread over 70 hectares, he said, adding the required land has already been acquired, which the port's own land, he said, thereby ruling out the possibility of any issues with land acquisition. The request for qualification document will be floated by the end of this month or early next month, Kumar added.
JNPT has a liquid cargo terminal already being run by the State-run oil refiner Bharat Petroleum.