The coastal berth, which can present higher infrastructure for coastal shipping and decongest rail and street networks making certain cost-competitive and efficient multi-modal transportation options, is predicted to deal with about 2.5 million tonnes of coastal cargo similar to break and dry bulk, amongst others, JNPT stated.
The development of the berth was accomplished in November 2020.
With back-up space of 11 hectares for cargo storage yard, establishing of silos are deliberate for storage of cement that can allow sooner turnaround of vessels, the government-owned port operator stated.
It added that JNPT systematically invests in growing an ecosystem to supply new alternatives for the EXIM (export-import) group and the stakeholders to acquire financial efficiencies.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Chairman Sanjay Sethi stated, “The construction of the dedicated berth is in tune with the government’s policy to promote coastal shipping to shift freight from road to an environment-friendly and cost-effective mode of transport.”
The coastal berth will support the graceful and sooner coastal motion of cargo by a inexperienced channel, moreover serving to in growing coastal shipping share within the home cargo motion and assist the EXIM group, he stated.
To present an impetus for coastal cargo motion, JNPT undertook the venture beneath the Sagarmala programme of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways.