L&T Ramboll has submitted the draft Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed Rs 2,000 crore marine terminal for liquid cargoes at the Jawaharlal Nehru port near Mumbai.
The port has twin berth liquid cargo terminal of BPCL and IOC with a capacity of 5.5 million tonne per annum. It will enhance this quantity to 30 million tonne per annum. The proposed terminal would cater to liquid cargoes like oil, acids and cleaning compounds.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) appointed URS Scott Wilson and Howe as consultant to carry out feasibility study and to prepare DPR for setting up a mega container terminal near Nhava island.
Recently, JNPT signed a concession agreement with Nhava Sheva Gateway Terminal, a subsidiary of DP World of Dubai, for development of standalone container handling facility at JN Port, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
As per the PPP (public private partnership) policy of the government, JNPT floated a global tender and DP World was the successful bidder for the project. DP World formed a special purpose vehicle -- Nhava Sheva Gateway Terminal -- to implement this project.
JNPT currently handles 44 per cent of the country's container cargo. The fiscal ending March 2013 saw cargo handled by the 12 major ports to 545 million tonne, from 561 million tonne in 2011-12.