Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya last week laid the foundation stone for an additional Liquid Cargo Jetty at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). The total project cost for is over Rs 300 crore and it is expected to significantly increase the capacity of the port in handling liquid cargo like POL, LPG, edible oil, molasses, chemicals etc.
“There is an increased domestic and industrial demand for liquid commodities like LPG etc in the country, with PM’s plans to reach gas stoves to every home. The present liquid cargo capacity of JNPT is around 6.5 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA). The new terminal for which foundation is being laid today, will increase this capacity by 4.5 MTPA. This will help to better fulfill national requirements and be good for the port too ”, the Minister said.
Earlier, the Minister also attended meetings with CEOs of all Terminal Operators, port users, service providers and JNPT officers to gain a comprehensive overview on the overall port operations, recent developments and the strategic roadmap ahead for JNPT to become amongst the best ports globally.
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