Nhava Sheva: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port successfully executed the handling of MV PIONEER DREAM carrying project cargo for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project. The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project will provide direct access to Navi Mumbai international airport, connecting JNPT and will also provide a convenient gateway to the Pune expressway. This is a major achievement for JNPT as the connectivity of Mumbai to Navi Mumbai through Trans Harbour Link is crucial for the socio-economic development of Mumbai and its suburban areas.

The port unloaded 84 packages consisting of 1033 MT of columns, supporting structures, and girders—a compound structure used to build bridges, at Shallow Water Berth on September 23 in a record time of 35.30 Hours. The cargo loaded from Hai Phong Port is imported by L&T -IHI Consortium with L&T being the consignee. MMRDA has awarded the project “Procurement of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project (Package-1) for Construction of a 10.380 km long bridge section across the Mumbai Bay including Sewri Interchange” to L&T-IHI Consortium. The delivery of Fabricated Orthotropic Steel Girders, will enable faster construction work and lessen deck related on-site activities. M/s Samsara Shipping India Pvt Ltd are the vessel Agents and M/s BDP International is the logistics support provider for the consignment.

The Mumbai Trans-Harbour link will be the nation’s longest sea bridge to connect the city’s twin suburban Navi Mumbai. The 22-kilometer bridge, connecting Sewri in mainland Mumbai to here in JNPT, Uran, will be built on more than 10,000 girders and nearly 16.5 km of it will run over the sea and rest over land. Once operational, the bridge is expected to cut travel time between south Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

JNPT is the biggest container handling Port in India accounting for around 52% of the total containerised cargo volume, across the major ports of India.Currently JNPT operates five container terminals

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL). The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by BPCL-IOCL consortium.